Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
29,810 0.7 % $18.40 $38,260 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.23 $13.73 $17.04 $22.20 $26.38
Annual Wage (2) $25,430 $28,550 $35,430 $46,170 $54,860


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) 21,640 1.09 $18.39 $38,260
State Government (OES Designation) 4,690 0.21 $17.68 $36,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,810 0.03 $19.26 $40,050
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 420 0.03 $18.38 $38,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 250 0.01 $21.63 $44,990

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) 21,640 1.09 $18.39 $38,260
State Government (OES Designation) 4,690 0.21 $17.68 $36,780
Social Advocacy Organizations 230 0.12 $21.19 $44,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,810 0.03 $19.26 $40,050
Scientific Research and Development Services 210 0.03 $21.55 $44,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $28.72 $59,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 250 0.01 $21.63 $44,990
Scientific Research and Development Services 210 0.03 $21.55 $44,820
Social Advocacy Organizations 230 0.12 $21.19 $44,080
Logging (8) (8) $20.31 $42,240


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 7,000 0.45 2.09 $18.40 $38,260
Oregon 2,600 1.50 6.92 $18.43 $38,340
Idaho 2,270 3.53 16.32 $17.46 $36,320
Montana 2,070 4.63 21.41 $17.14 $35,650
Utah 1,370 1.04 4.79 $15.51 $32,270




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 2,070 4.63 21.41 $17.14 $35,650
Idaho 2,270 3.53 16.32 $17.46 $36,320
Wyoming 620 2.20 10.17 $16.70 $34,740
Alaska 500 1.53 7.08 $21.63 $45,000
Oregon 2,600 1.50 6.92 $18.43 $38,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 90 0.03 0.12 $24.48 $50,910
New York 160 0.02 0.08 $23.39 $48,650
Georgia 310 0.07 0.34 $22.53 $46,860
Alaska 500 1.53 7.08 $21.63 $45,000
Kansas 90 0.06 0.29 $21.58 $44,890





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 660 0.50 2.32 $20.87 $43,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.14 0.64 $20.26 $42,130
Boise City, ID 440 1.54 7.13 $19.21 $39,960
Missoula, MT 360 6.31 29.20 $17.66 $36,740
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 290 0.21 0.98 $20.00 $41,600
Visalia-Porterville, CA 210 1.51 6.98 $17.45 $36,300
Wenatchee, WA 210 5.00 23.15 $17.43 $36,260
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.18 0.84 $22.39 $46,570
Eugene, OR 180 1.23 5.70 $18.48 $38,440
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 170 0.92 4.26 $19.66 $40,890




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)
Missoula, MT 360 6.31 29.20 $17.66 $36,740
Wenatchee, WA 210 5.00 23.15 $17.43 $36,260
Grants Pass, OR 70 2.82 13.03 $18.84 $39,180
Rapid City, SD 150 2.32 10.71 $17.32 $36,020
Medford, OR 160 2.00 9.27 $18.57 $38,620
Corvallis, OR 70 1.88 8.72 $23.82 $49,540
Coeur d'Alene, ID 100 1.84 8.52 $17.13 $35,630
St. George, UT 100 1.68 7.78 $14.81 $30,800
Boise City, ID 440 1.54 7.13 $19.21 $39,960
Visalia-Porterville, CA 210 1.51 6.98 $17.45 $36,300