|Quick Facts: Forest and Conservation Workers|
$31,770 per year
$15.27 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
Forest and conservation workers measure and improve the quality of forests.
Forest and conservation workers typically work for state and local governments or on privately owned forest lands or nurseries. Governments also employ forest and conservation workers on a contract basis.
Forest and conservation workers typically need a high school diploma before they begin working. Most workers receive training on the job.
The median annual wage for forest and conservation workers was $31,770 in May 2019.
Employment of forest and conservation workers is projected to decline 3 percent from 2018 to 2028. Although heightened international demand for U.S. timber and wood pellets will continue to demand forest and conservation workers, improved technology will also lessen the need for workers to perform certain tasks.
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