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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. 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. Excludes Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (19-1023) and Foresters (19-1032).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 206 217 5.34 4 18 23
United States 23800 24700 0.0 500 2000 2600
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 33.18 18.86 24.01 30.78 39.78 48.24
Alaska 37.42 22.41 26.66 33.04 44.74 60.50
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 35.48 23.16 26.65 32.01 39.04 52.26
Balance of State 40.40 17.39 26.15 36.76 53.62 73.42

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.