Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Forest and Conservation Workers (45-4011)

Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 42 48 14.29 2 6 9
United States 13900 13500 0.0 500 1900 2400
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 16.11 11.25 13.10 14.73 18.05 23.41

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