Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
32,290 0.7 % $17.72 $36,860 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.99 $13.45 $16.05 $21.14 $25.86
Annual Wage (2) $24,930 $27,990 $33,390 $43,970 $53,780


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) 25,070 1.23 $17.64 $36,680
State Government (OES Designation) 3,370 0.15 $18.46 $38,390
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,380 0.04 $17.41 $36,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 380 0.01 $18.58 $38,640
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 290 0.03 $14.90 $30,990

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) 25,070 1.23 $17.64 $36,680
State Government (OES Designation) 3,370 0.15 $18.46 $38,390
Social Advocacy Organizations 250 0.13 $19.39 $40,330
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,380 0.04 $17.41 $36,210
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 30 0.04 $18.33 $38,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Social Advocacy Organizations 250 0.13 $19.39 $40,330
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $18.65 $38,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 380 0.01 $18.58 $38,640
State Government (OES Designation) 3,370 0.15 $18.46 $38,390
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 30 0.04 $18.33 $38,120


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 6,740 0.48 1.90 $18.75 $39,000
Oregon 2,810 1.79 7.05 $17.89 $37,210
Idaho 2,470 4.16 16.37 $16.70 $34,730
Montana 2,420 5.70 22.45 $16.25 $33,790
Arizona 1,470 0.62 2.45 $16.84 $35,030




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 2,420 5.70 22.45 $16.25 $33,790
Idaho 2,470 4.16 16.37 $16.70 $34,730
Wyoming 750 2.77 10.88 $15.58 $32,410
Oregon 2,810 1.79 7.05 $17.89 $37,210
Alaska 520 1.69 6.67 $17.59 $36,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 90 0.06 0.23 $31.28 $65,070
Alabama 300 0.17 0.66 $22.09 $45,940
Massachusetts 210 0.07 0.26 $21.24 $44,180
New York 260 0.03 0.12 $20.87 $43,400
Louisiana 210 0.12 0.46 $20.24 $42,090

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 2.59 $21.30 $44,300
Missoula, MT 390 7.28 28.67 $17.54 $36,490
Redding, CA 310 5.11 20.13 $18.72 $38,940
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 260 0.21 0.82 $21.18 $44,050
Visalia-Porterville, CA 260 1.97 7.77 $16.74 $34,820
Bend, OR 260 4.33 17.05 $18.31 $38,090
Fresno, CA 230 0.73 2.89 $17.73 $36,880
Eugene-Springfield, OR 210 1.58 6.23 $18.51 $38,510
Fairbanks, AK 200 5.74 22.59 $19.16 $39,850
Baltimore-Towson, MD 190 0.15 0.60 $17.57 $36,540




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 7.28 28.67 $17.54 $36,490
Fairbanks, AK 200 5.74 22.59 $19.16 $39,850
Redding, CA 310 5.11 20.13 $18.72 $38,940
Bend, OR 260 4.33 17.05 $18.31 $38,090
Idaho Falls, ID 100 1.98 7.79 $16.11 $33,510
Visalia-Porterville, CA 260 1.97 7.77 $16.74 $34,820
Eugene-Springfield, OR 210 1.58 6.23 $18.51 $38,510
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 1.46 5.76 $18.15 $37,760
Rapid City, SD 90 1.46 5.73 $15.93 $33,130
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 140 1.14 4.49 $17.88 $37,190




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 0.09 0.37 $33.88 $70,470
Montgomery, AL 30 0.21 0.82 $25.39 $52,810
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 0.21 0.81 $22.01 $45,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 0.25 $21.36 $44,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 750 0.66 2.59 $21.30 $44,300
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 260 0.21 0.82 $21.18 $44,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.17 $21.10 $43,900
Oklahoma City, OK 40 0.07 0.28 $20.96 $43,590
Olympia, WA 40 0.42 1.66 $20.18 $41,980
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 180 0.19 0.73 $19.96 $41,520

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 23.95 94.24 $17.89 $37,210
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 1,490 12.30 48.42 $16.98 $35,320
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 910 13.63 53.64 $15.91 $33,100
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 710 15.51 61.03 $16.24 $33,780
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 610 5.25 20.66 $16.19 $33,680

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 23.95 94.24 $17.89 $37,210
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 360 20.30 79.89 $17.09 $35,550
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area 220 16.12 63.46 $17.89 $37,220
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 710 15.51 61.03 $16.24 $33,780
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 910 13.63 53.64 $15.91 $33,100

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 1.06 $23.18 $48,220
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 1.28 $21.35 $44,410
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 50 0.65 2.57 $20.75 $43,160
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 2.02 $20.44 $42,520
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.34 $42,310


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 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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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011