Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
30,620 0.8 % $18.01 $37,460 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.99 $13.46 $16.78 $21.69 $26.05
Annual Wage (2) $24,930 $27,990 $34,900 $45,110 $54,190


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) 23,330 1.13 $18.11 $37,670
State Government (OES Designation) 3,590 0.16 $17.71 $36,840
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,360 0.04 $17.36 $36,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 320 0.01 $18.78 $39,070
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 300 0.03 $15.76 $32,790

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) 23,330 1.13 $18.11 $37,670
State Government (OES Designation) 3,590 0.16 $17.71 $36,840
Social Advocacy Organizations 220 0.11 $18.96 $39,430
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,360 0.04 $17.36 $36,110
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 40 0.03 $15.02 $31,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 80 0.01 $19.47 $40,500
Social Advocacy Organizations 220 0.11 $18.96 $39,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 320 0.01 $18.78 $39,070
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $18.50 $38,480
Logging (8) (8) $18.12 $37,690


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 6,570 0.47 1.96 $18.99 $39,500
Oregon 2,620 1.65 6.92 $18.25 $37,960
Idaho 2,240 3.79 15.86 $17.09 $35,550
Montana 2,190 5.15 21.56 $16.69 $34,720
Arizona 1,380 0.58 2.43 $17.26 $35,890




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 2,190 5.15 21.56 $16.69 $34,720
Idaho 2,240 3.79 15.86 $17.09 $35,550
Wyoming 680 2.51 10.52 $15.93 $33,140
Oregon 2,620 1.65 6.92 $18.25 $37,960
Alaska 480 1.53 6.42 $19.93 $41,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.21 $31.80 $66,150
Alabama 300 0.16 0.69 $21.87 $45,490
New York 290 0.03 0.14 $21.75 $45,230
Massachusetts 220 0.07 0.29 $21.42 $44,550
Louisiana 200 0.11 0.45 $20.47 $42,580





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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 750 0.66 2.76 $21.40 $44,510
Flagstaff, AZ 390 7.02 29.43 $16.70 $34,740
Missoula, MT 370 6.92 29.00 $17.84 $37,110
Redding, CA 290 5.01 20.98 $18.90 $39,300
Visalia-Porterville, CA 260 1.98 8.29 $16.76 $34,870
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 250 0.20 0.85 (8) (8)
Bend, OR 250 4.18 17.51 $18.64 $38,770
Eugene-Springfield, OR 220 1.61 6.74 $18.71 $38,910
Fairbanks, AK 210 5.86 24.56 $21.24 $44,170
Baltimore-Towson, MD 190 0.15 0.65 $17.34 $36,060




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)
Flagstaff, AZ 390 7.02 29.43 $16.70 $34,740
Missoula, MT 370 6.92 29.00 $17.84 $37,110
Fairbanks, AK 210 5.86 24.56 $21.24 $44,170
Redding, CA 290 5.01 20.98 $18.90 $39,300
Bend, OR 250 4.18 17.51 $18.64 $38,770
Idaho Falls, ID 100 2.05 8.57 $15.98 $33,230
Visalia-Porterville, CA 260 1.98 8.29 $16.76 $34,870
Eugene-Springfield, OR 220 1.61 6.74 $18.71 $38,910
Rapid City, SD 80 1.28 5.36 $16.57 $34,470
Chico, CA 80 1.18 4.93 $18.40 $38,260




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 50 0.10 0.40 $35.12 $73,040
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 50 0.23 0.96 $21.62 $44,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 750 0.66 2.76 $21.40 $44,510
Fairbanks, AK 210 5.86 24.56 $21.24 $44,170
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 100 0.06 0.26 $21.12 $43,930
Salinas, CA 80 0.52 2.16 $20.86 $43,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 40 0.02 0.07 $20.82 $43,310
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 40 0.42 1.76 $20.45 $42,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.17 $19.92 $41,440
Alexandria, LA 40 0.70 2.94 $19.55 $40,670

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 1,500 24.73 103.62 $18.09 $37,620
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 760 11.43 47.90 $16.62 $34,560
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 590 5.07 21.26 $16.43 $34,180
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 590 13.10 54.89 $16.92 $35,190
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 540 8.59 35.97 $17.26 $35,890

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 1,500 24.73 103.62 $18.09 $37,620
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 320 17.80 74.57 $17.61 $36,640
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area 210 15.07 63.14 $18.33 $38,120
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 590 13.10 54.89 $16.92 $35,190
South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area 270 12.67 53.10 $15.93 $33,120

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.15 $22.29 $46,350
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 2.05 $21.94 $45,630
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.56 $44,840
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.28 $21.52 $44,760
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 2.18 $21.16 $44,010


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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