Conservation scientists & foresters

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Total Workforce
20k
Average Age
41.4
Average Salary
$61,316
Average Male Salary
$62,134
Average Female Salary
$58,329

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Conservation scientists & foresters are most often employed by the Administration of environmental quality & housing programs industry. The average yearly wage for Conservation scientists & foresters was $61,316 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Conservation scientists & foresters by wage are Lodging managers, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, and Editors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Conservation scientists & foresters are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Conservation scientists & foresters are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Conservation scientists & foresters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Administration of environmental quality & housing programs is the industry that employs the most Conservation scientists & foresters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Conservation scientists & foresters, by average wage, is Sawmills & wood preservation. Conservation scientists & foresters are paid most in Del Norte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas & Siskiyou Counties PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$61,316
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,860

In 2018, Conservation scientists & foresters earned an average of $61,316, $7,428 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Aircraft mechanics & service technicians make somewhat more than Conservation scientists & foresters while Lodging managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Conservation scientists & foresters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.243
WAGE GINI

In 2017, Conservation scientists & foresters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.243, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Conservation scientists & foresters (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Conservation scientists & foresters.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Conservation scientists & foresters, by number of employees, are Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, Forestry except logging, and Support activities for agriculture & forestry.

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Industries by Share

20k
2018 Workforce
± 3,473
13.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 22.3%

The number of people employed as Conservation scientists & foresters has been growing at a rate of 13.8%, from 17,579 people in 2017 to 20,010 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Conservation scientists & foresters employed by various industries. Administration of environmental quality & housing programs employs the largest share of Conservation scientists & foresters at  20.5%, followed by Forestry except logging with 16.4% and Support activities for agriculture & forestry with 15.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Conservation scientists & foresters in the US. The average age of male Conservation scientists & foresters in the workforce is 41.8 and of female Conservation scientists & foresters is 39.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Conservation scientists & foresters is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

15.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,077
4.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,610

78.5% of Conservation scientists & foresters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Conservation scientists & foresters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Conservation scientists & foresters
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)

95.2% of Conservation scientists & foresters are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.84% of Conservation scientists & foresters, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Conservation scientists & foresters.

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Age by Gender

41.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.46
39.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.65

The median age of Conservation scientists & foresters is 41.4, and Male employees are generally 2.22 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Conservation scientists & foresters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Conservation scientists & foresters is Natural Resources & Conservation but a relatively high number of Conservation scientists & foresters hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

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