The median annual wage of forest and conservation technicians was $33,390 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,930, and the top 10 percent earned more than $53,780.
Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest number of forestry and conservation technicians in May 2010 were as follows:
|State government, excluding education and hospitals||$36,930|
|Local government, excluding education and hospitals||34,010|
|Federal government, excluding postal service||31,330|
Most forest and conservation technicians work full time and have a routine work schedule. Seasonal employees may work longer hours and at night. In addition, technicians may need to work longer hours to respond during emergencies.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition