Forest & conservation workers

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Total Workforce

17.8k

Average Age

35.2

Average Salary

$36,326

Average Male Salary

$37,709

Average Female Salary

$27,374

About

Forest & conservation workers are most often employed by the Landscaping services industry. The average yearly wage for Forest & conservation workers was $36,326 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Forest & conservation workers by wage are Print binding & finishing workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, and Construction laborers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Forest & conservation workers are Grafton & Coos Counties PUMA, NH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Forest & conservation workers are Grafton & Coos Counties PUMA, NH.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Forest & conservation workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Landscaping services is the industry that employs the most Forest & conservation workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Forest & conservation workers, by average wage, is Administration of environmental quality & housing programs. Forest & conservation workers are paid most in Stevens, Okanogan, Pend Oreille & Ferry Counties PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in Grafton & Coos Counties PUMA, NH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,326

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,308

In 2018, Forest & conservation workers earned an average of $36,326, $17,562 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Print binding & finishing workers make somewhat more than Forest & conservation workers while Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Forest & conservation workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

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WAGE GINI

In 2018, Forest & conservation workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.348, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Forest & conservation workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Forest & conservation workers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Forest & conservation workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Forest & conservation workers, by number of employees, are Landscaping services, Forestry except logging, and Support activities for agriculture & forestry.

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Industries by Share

17.8k

2018 Workforce

± 3,276

17.5%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 23.1%

The number of people employed as Forest & conservation workers has been growing at a rate of 17.5%, from 15,146 people in 2017 to 17,803 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Forest & conservation workers employed by various industries. Landscaping services employs the largest share of Forest & conservation workers at  33.4%, followed by Forestry except logging with 19.5% and Support activities for agriculture & forestry with 14.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Forest & conservation workers in the US. The average age of male Forest & conservation workers in the workforce is 34.2 and of female Forest & conservation workers is 42.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Forest & conservation workers is White.

Gender Composition

15.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,049

2.38k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,198

86.6% of Forest & conservation workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Forest & conservation workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Forest & conservation workers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. American Indian

84.4% of Forest & conservation workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.7% of Forest & conservation workers, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Forest & conservation workers.

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Age by Gender

34.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.5

42.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 10.7

The median age of Forest & conservation workers is 35.2, and Male employees are generally 7.87 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Forest & conservation workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Forest & conservation workers is Natural Resources & Conservation but a relatively high number of Forest & conservation workers hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Forest & conservation workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Forest & conservation workers need many skills, but most especially Coordination, Speaking, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Forest & conservation workers need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

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