Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2005

19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians

Compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under direction of foresters; 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, and help provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
29,940 1.6 % $15.13 $31,480 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.83 $11.52 $13.72 $17.93 $21.97
Annual Wage (2) $20,450 $23,970 $28,540 $37,300 $45,700

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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal government (OES designation) 21,910 $14.69 $30,560
State government (OES designation) 3,640 $16.68 $34,690
Management and technical consulting services 630 $14.21 $29,550
Colleges and universities 370 $15.82 $32,910
Management of companies and enterprises 350 $21.44 $44,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Management of companies and enterprises 350 $21.44 $44,590
Social advocacy organizations 240 $18.16 $37,770
State government (OES designation) 3,640 $16.68 $34,690
Architectural and engineering services (8) $16.60 $34,530
Colleges and universities 370 $15.82 $32,910

State profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Montana 2,010 $13.59 $28,270 0.485%
Idaho 2,130 $13.77 $28,640 0.356%
Wyoming 590 $13.24 $27,540 0.235%
Alaska 540 $17.37 $36,120 0.180%
Oregon 2,670 $15.17 $31,560 0.167%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Connecticut 70 $32.40 $67,390 0.004%
New York 220 $19.29 $40,120 0.003%
Massachusetts 40 $18.87 $39,250 0.001%
Illinois 260 $18.16 $37,760 0.005%
Michigan 340 $17.95 $37,340 0.008%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

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

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Flagstaff, AZ 320 $13.47 $28,020 0.574%
Wenatchee, WA 220 $13.61 $28,310 0.567%
Redding, CA 250 $14.97 $31,150 0.385%
Great Falls, MT 70 $11.75 $24,440 0.206%
Eugene-Springfield, OR 260 $16.10 $33,480 0.180%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Reno-Sparks, NV 60 $21.48 $44,680 0.028%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 50 $20.03 $41,650 0.018%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 380 $19.87 $41,330 0.029%
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 120 $19.76 $41,100 0.003%
Medford, OR 90 $19.40 $40,350 0.112%

About May 2005 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2005 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2005 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 24, 2006

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