The median annual wage for conservation scientists was $61,110 in May 2015.
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 $37,380, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $91,830.
The median annual wage for foresters was $58,230 in May 2015.
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $38,660, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $84,980.
Most conservation scientists and foresters work full time and have a standard work schedule. Responding to emergencies or fires may require them to work more than 40 hours per week.
Conservation Scientists and Foresters
Median annual wages, May 2015
Conservation scientists and foresters
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics