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Conservation Scientists
SOC Code: 19-1031.00

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.19-1031.01 Soil and Water Conservationists Green 19-1031.02 Range Managers 19-1031.03 Park Naturalists

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $29.56 hourly, $61,480 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 22,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Average (5% to 9%)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 2,000

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