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Estimated employment50
Mean wage$37.81
Entry wage$23.03
10th percentile wage$14.46
50th percentile wage$42.20
90th percentile wage$50.19
 Top Employing Industries
Public Administration50100%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration5042.20
Conservation Scientists (19-1031)
Manage, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. May conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or to protect rangelands from fire and rodent damage. May instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in best ways to use crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the number and kind of livestock and forage plants best suited to particular ranges; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering. Exclude "Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists" (19-1023) and "Foresters" (19-1032).
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$42.20 $38.46  $3.74
2015$41.13+2.6%$37.48 +2.6%$3.65
2014$40.36+1.9%$36.78 +1.9%$3.58
2013$39.59+1.9%$36.08 +1.9%$3.51
2012$38.82+2.0%$35.38 +2.0%$3.44
2011$38.21+1.6%$34.83 +1.6%$3.39
2010$37.54+1.8%$34.22 +1.8%$3.33
2009$37.14+1.1%$33.85 +1.1%$3.29
2008$36.04+3.1%$32.84 +3.1%$3.19
2007$34.83+3.5%$31.74 +3.5%$3.09
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$42.20 $21.45  $20.75
2015$41.13+2.6%$20.85 +2.9%$20.28
2014$40.36+1.9%$20.40 +2.2%$19.95
2013$39.59+1.9%$19.99 +2.1%$19.60
2012$38.82+2.0%$19.65 +1.7%$19.17
2011$38.21+1.6%$19.34 +1.6%$18.87
2010$37.54+1.8%$19.02 +1.7%$18.53
2009$37.14+1.1%$18.76 +1.4%$18.38
2008$36.04+3.1%$18.28 +2.6%$17.76
2007$34.83+3.5%$17.69 +3.3%$17.14
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
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Best Pay
Connecticut $42.20 50
Highest Employment
Connecticut $42.20 50

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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