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Conservation Scientist Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $14.36 $26.43 $38.59
  Annual $29,900 $55,000 $80,300
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Conservation Scientists manage and protect natural resources without damaging the environment. They may do this by conducting soil surveys, developing plans to protect rangelands from damage. They will instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in the best ways to use contour plowing, or crop rotation to conserve water and soil. They are not “Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists” and “Foresters”.