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Occupation Title: Forest & Conservation Technicians

Description: Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under direction of foresters; or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-4093

Sample Job Titles: Forest Technician, Forestry Technician, Wildlife Technician, Resource Manager, Resource Technician, Conservationist, Fire Technician, Forest Ranger, Forestry Aide, Natural Resources Technician. 

 Salary Chart Forest and Conservation Technicians

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 30,850
2009: 31,440
2010: 32,290
2011: 30,620
2012: 31,720

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 15,400
Projected Growth (2010-2020): -2 to 2%
(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).