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Conservation Scientists in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Conservation Scientist?

5.4% Jobs Projection
$63,210 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Conservation Scientists in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Conservation Scientists in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • Conservation Scientists in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Conservation Scientists Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 630 workers employed as Conservation Scientists in this state in 2018.

There were 560 Conservation Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 300 Conservation Scientists working in it, which means Illinois has more Conservation Scientists than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Conservation Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 5.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.3%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 70 annual Conservation Scientists job openings in Illinois, and 780 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,000 annual jobs and 23,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Conservation Scientists Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Conservation Scientists ranged from $26,150 to $98,660 with $63,210 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.57 to $47.43. The median hourly rate was $30.39.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $33.4 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $3.01.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Illinois Metros for Conservation Scientists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Conservation Scientists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 330 $54,590
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 $50,680

Top States for Conservation Scientists Employment

View the list below to see where most Conservation Scientists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 2,010 $58,220
California 1,990 $73,460
Colorado 1,320 $64,990
Florida 1,020 $27,810
Washington 920 $57,680
Pennsylvania 770 $51,720
Mississippi 770 $50,090
Ohio 740 $52,770
Wisconsin 670 $64,380
Oregon 670 $71,640
Illinois 630 $63,210
Louisiana 630 $57,580
Virginia 600 $74,840
Iowa 590 $54,000
Montana 570 $62,410
Missouri 560 $52,790
New York 500 $0
Massachusetts 400 $68,030
Minnesota 390 $67,330
North Carolina 390 $54,390

Below are the states where Conservation Scientists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $95,130
Alaska $92,270
New Jersey $85,520
Virginia $74,840
California $73,460
Kentucky $73,460
Oregon $71,640
Arkansas $71,410
Wyoming $71,410
Arizona $70,720

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