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Conservation Scientist Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $14.36 $26.43 $38.59
  Annual Wage $29,900 $55,000 $80,300
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career Description
Conservation Scientists manage and protect natural resources without damaging the environment. They may do this by conducting soil surveys, developing plans to protect rangelands from damage. They will instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in the best ways to use contour plowing, or crop rotation to conserve water and soil. They are not "Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists" and "Foresters".