Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
30,310 0.7 % $18.27 $37,990 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.11 $13.60 $16.95 $21.98 $26.28
Annual Wage (2) $25,180 $28,280 $35,260 $45,710 $54,660


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) 21,850 1.10 $18.27 $38,010
State Government (OES Designation) 4,600 0.21 $17.57 $36,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,040 0.04 $18.92 $39,350
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 480 0.04 $18.40 $38,260
Social Advocacy Organizations 360 0.18 $21.06 $43,810

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) 21,850 1.10 $18.27 $38,010
State Government (OES Designation) 4,600 0.21 $17.57 $36,550
Social Advocacy Organizations 360 0.18 $21.06 $43,810
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,040 0.04 $18.92 $39,350
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 480 0.04 $18.40 $38,260

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 $26.80 $55,740
Social Advocacy Organizations 360 0.18 $21.06 $43,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 310 0.01 $20.13 $41,870
Scientific Research and Development Services 190 0.03 $19.82 $41,230
Logging (8) (8) $19.51 $40,580


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 6,980 0.46 2.06 $17.82 $37,070
Oregon 2,590 1.54 6.85 $18.20 $37,850
Idaho 2,260 3.60 16.05 $17.23 $35,840
Montana 2,100 4.75 21.16 $17.00 $35,350
Arizona 1,350 0.54 2.39 $17.51 $36,410




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 2,100 4.75 21.16 $17.00 $35,350
Idaho 2,260 3.60 16.05 $17.23 $35,840
Wyoming 650 2.29 10.22 $16.80 $34,940
Oregon 2,590 1.54 6.85 $18.20 $37,850
Alaska 500 1.54 6.85 $21.55 $44,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 30 0.02 0.08 $30.63 $63,720
Illinois 490 0.08 0.38 $23.92 $49,750
New York 230 0.03 0.12 $23.00 $47,840
Massachusetts 180 0.05 0.24 $22.84 $47,510
Alaska 500 1.54 6.85 $21.55 $44,820





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 620 0.50 2.22 $20.47 $42,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.14 0.61 $19.73 $41,030
Boise City-Nampa, ID 430 1.52 6.79 $18.79 $39,080
Missoula, MT 390 6.91 30.78 $17.31 $36,010
Redding, CA 340 5.80 25.84 $17.90 $37,230
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 260 0.20 0.89 $19.73 $41,040
Visalia-Porterville, CA 220 1.61 7.18 $16.81 $34,960
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.20 0.89 $18.40 $38,270
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 200 5.13 22.85 $17.43 $36,250
Eugene-Springfield, OR 190 1.37 6.11 $19.05 $39,630




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 390 6.91 30.78 $17.31 $36,010
Redding, CA 340 5.80 25.84 $17.90 $37,230
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 200 5.13 22.85 $17.43 $36,250
Medford, OR 130 1.68 7.47 $19.44 $40,440
Idaho Falls, ID 80 1.63 7.29 $17.31 $36,000
Coeur d'Alene, ID 90 1.62 7.23 $17.11 $35,600
Visalia-Porterville, CA 220 1.61 7.18 $16.81 $34,960
Boise City-Nampa, ID 430 1.52 6.79 $18.79 $39,080
Eugene-Springfield, OR 190 1.37 6.11 $19.05 $39,630
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 1.33 5.92 $18.90 $39,320




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)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 40 0.05 0.20 $25.82 $53,710
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 0.27 $24.15 $50,220
Pittsburgh, PA 40 0.04 0.16 $23.71 $49,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.17 $23.14 $48,130
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.05 0.24 $22.79 $47,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 0.18 $22.31 $46,410
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.13 0.60 $22.00 $45,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $21.84 $45,420
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.12 $21.57 $44,870
Asheville, NC 30 0.18 0.81 $21.04 $43,770

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 1,540 25.09 111.84 $17.32 $36,020
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 1,090 19.30 86.02 $17.41 $36,220
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 750 10.81 48.21 $16.93 $35,210
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 580 12.89 57.44 $16.80 $34,950
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 560 4.50 20.05 $16.87 $35,080

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 1,540 25.09 111.84 $17.32 $36,020
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area 260 20.07 89.44 $17.51 $36,420
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 1,090 19.30 86.02 $17.41 $36,220
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 340 18.87 84.11 $17.89 $37,220
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 580 12.89 57.44 $16.80 $34,950

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.37 $29.05 $60,430
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.22 $26.95 $56,050
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 2.29 $25.50 $53,030
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.58 $22.82 $47,470
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 2.79 12.44 $22.53 $46,860


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015