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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians

Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under the direction of foresters; or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats. Excludes "Conservation Scientists" (19-1031) and "Foresters" (19-1032).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
30,220 0.8 % $19.28 $40,110 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.79 $14.35 $17.88 $23.30 $27.74
Annual Wage (2) $26,600 $29,840 $37,180 $48,460 $57,700


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 21,060 1.05 $19.25 $40,050
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,800 0.22 $18.89 $39,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,400 0.04 $19.66 $40,890
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 650 0.04 $17.98 $37,410
Social Advocacy Organizations 570 0.27 $21.99 $45,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 21,060 1.05 $19.25 $40,050
Social Advocacy Organizations 570 0.27 $21.99 $45,740
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,800 0.22 $18.89 $39,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,400 0.04 $19.66 $40,890
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 650 0.04 $17.98 $37,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $28.66 $59,610
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 80 0.01 $23.65 $49,180
Social Advocacy Organizations 570 0.27 $21.99 $45,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 310 0.01 $20.27 $42,170
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,400 0.04 $19.66 $40,890


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,770 0.40 1.90 $19.71 $41,010
Oregon 2,580 1.37 6.55 $19.47 $40,490
Montana 2,140 4.62 22.13 $17.84 $37,100
Idaho 2,140 3.03 14.51 $18.24 $37,950
Utah 1,350 0.93 4.43 $16.23 $33,750




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 2,140 4.62 22.13 $17.84 $37,100
Idaho 2,140 3.03 14.51 $18.24 $37,950
Wyoming 650 2.43 11.63 $17.51 $36,430
Oregon 2,580 1.37 6.55 $19.47 $40,490
Alaska 420 1.33 6.38 $23.00 $47,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 330 0.06 0.27 $23.64 $49,170
Alaska 420 1.33 6.38 $23.00 $47,830
Massachusetts 150 0.04 0.20 $22.85 $47,530
Mississippi 190 0.17 0.83 $22.79 $47,400
Maine 30 0.06 0.28 $22.73 $47,270





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 680 0.11 0.53 $22.93 $47,700
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 580 0.59 2.81 $19.17 $39,870
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 560 0.38 1.80 $21.48 $44,690
Boise City, ID 420 1.31 6.29 $19.04 $39,590
Missoula, MT 400 6.73 32.22 $18.51 $38,500
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 280 0.19 0.92 $20.87 $43,400
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 260 0.06 0.27 $22.25 $46,280
Bend-Redmond, OR 250 3.04 14.54 $19.72 $41,010
Fresno, CA 250 0.66 3.14 $18.94 $39,400
Wenatchee, WA 210 4.41 21.13 $18.42 $38,320




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missoula, MT 400 6.73 32.22 $18.51 $38,500
Carson City, NV 140 4.70 22.53 $21.83 $45,400
Wenatchee, WA 210 4.41 21.13 $18.42 $38,320
Bend-Redmond, OR 250 3.04 14.54 $19.72 $41,010
Rapid City, SD 150 2.20 10.55 $18.44 $38,350
Grants Pass, OR 50 2.08 9.95 $20.34 $42,300
Great Falls, MT 70 2.01 9.61 $16.82 $34,980
Coeur d'Alene, ID 100 1.65 7.89 $18.70 $38,890
Medford, OR 130 1.56 7.49 $20.63 $42,910
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 70 1.50 7.20 $19.86 $41,300