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Forest and Conservation Workers Pay Salary

The median annual wage of forest and conservation workers was $23,900 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 $16,730, and the top 10 percent earned more than $44,780.

Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest number of forestry and conservation workers in May 2010 were as follows:

Forestry and logging$29,870
Local government, excluding education and hospitals27,410
Sawmills and wood preservation23,990
State government, excluding education and hospitals20,880

Most forest and conservation workers are employed full time and have a routine work schedule. Seasonal employees may be expected to work longer hours and at night. Responding to an emergency may require workers to work longer hours and at any time of day.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition