Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
29,740 0.7 % $18.13 $37,720 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.99 $13.46 $16.79 $21.76 $26.07
Annual Wage (2) $24,930 $27,990 $34,910 $45,260 $54,230


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) 21,400 1.07 $18.28 $38,020
State Government (OES Designation) 4,750 0.22 $17.02 $35,400
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,070 0.04 $18.48 $38,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 410 0.04 $18.22 $37,900
Social Advocacy Organizations 310 0.16 $20.32 $42,260

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) 21,400 1.07 $18.28 $38,020
State Government (OES Designation) 4,750 0.22 $17.02 $35,400
Social Advocacy Organizations 310 0.16 $20.32 $42,260
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,070 0.04 $18.48 $38,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 410 0.04 $18.22 $37,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 310 0.01 $20.35 $42,330
Social Advocacy Organizations 310 0.16 $20.32 $42,260
Scientific Research and Development Services 100 0.02 $19.72 $41,030
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,070 0.04 $18.48 $38,430
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 21,400 1.07 $18.28 $38,020


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 6,820 0.46 2.07 $17.67 $36,760
Oregon 2,510 1.53 6.83 $18.16 $37,770
Idaho 2,140 3.49 15.58 $17.27 $35,920
Montana 2,040 4.65 20.73 $17.00 $35,360
Arizona 1,370 0.55 2.46 $17.45 $36,300




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 2,040 4.65 20.73 $17.00 $35,360
Idaho 2,140 3.49 15.58 $17.27 $35,920
Wyoming 610 2.20 9.80 $16.67 $34,670
Oregon 2,510 1.53 6.83 $18.16 $37,770
New Mexico 960 1.23 5.47 $17.55 $36,510




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 $29.74 $61,860
Illinois 380 0.07 0.30 $22.37 $46,530
New York 300 0.03 0.15 $22.36 $46,500
Massachusetts 190 0.06 0.26 $22.08 $45,930
Georgia 240 0.06 0.27 $21.22 $44,130





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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 640 0.76 3.38 $16.89 $35,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 570 0.47 2.11 $20.03 $41,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.14 0.61 $19.58 $40,730
Boise City-Nampa, ID 380 1.39 6.22 $18.88 $39,270
Missoula, MT 370 6.66 29.68 $17.56 $36,530
Flagstaff, AZ 370 6.53 29.10 $16.79 $34,930
Redding, CA 320 5.60 24.95 $18.08 $37,600
Bend, OR 220 3.50 15.62 $19.01 $39,530
Visalia-Porterville, CA 210 1.60 7.12 $16.74 $34,810
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 210 5.37 23.94 $17.01 $35,380




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 370 6.66 29.68 $17.56 $36,530
Flagstaff, AZ 370 6.53 29.10 $16.79 $34,930
Redding, CA 320 5.60 24.95 $18.08 $37,600
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 210 5.37 23.94 $17.01 $35,380
Bend, OR 220 3.50 15.62 $19.01 $39,530
Pocatello, ID 90 2.70 12.04 $16.67 $34,680
Idaho Falls, ID 80 1.62 7.20 $16.93 $35,220
Visalia-Porterville, CA 210 1.60 7.12 $16.74 $34,810
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 1.50 6.68 $18.36 $38,180
Eugene-Springfield, OR 200 1.43 6.36 $18.98 $39,470




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 0.27 $23.36 $48,600
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.13 0.58 $22.81 $47,450
Pittsburgh, PA 40 0.04 0.16 $22.68 $47,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $22.52 $46,840
Alexandria, LA 30 0.52 2.31 $22.19 $46,150
Olympia, WA 30 0.36 1.61 $22.10 $45,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 0.18 $21.47 $44,650
Asheville, NC 40 0.21 0.93 $21.44 $44,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.12 $21.22 $44,140
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY (8) (8) (8) $21.16 $44,020

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 1,550 25.48 113.61 $17.23 $35,830
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 1,040 18.74 83.56 $17.22 $35,810
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 760 11.14 49.64 $16.92 $35,190
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 540 12.03 53.65 $16.86 $35,070
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 530 4.32 19.25 $16.89 $35,140

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 1,550 25.48 113.61 $17.23 $35,830
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area 260 19.70 87.83 $17.45 $36,300
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 340 19.70 87.80 $17.91 $37,250
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 1,040 18.74 83.56 $17.22 $35,810
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 540 12.03 53.65 $16.86 $35,070

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 0.27 1.21 $25.93 $53,930
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.01 $24.02 $49,970
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.60 $22.22 $46,220
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 2.59 $21.96 $45,670
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.78 $45,300


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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