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Conservation Scientists in Kentucky

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8.0% Jobs Projection
$73,460 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Conservation Scientists Work in Kentucky?

There were approximately 140 workers employed as Conservation Scientists in this state in 2018.

There were 170 Conservation Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Conservation Scientists in KY Employment Trend

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

Conservation Scientists in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Conservation Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 8.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.3%.

Job Projections for Conservation Scientists: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 20 annual Conservation Scientists job openings in Kentucky, and 270 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 Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Conservation Scientists ranged from $39,630 to $95,100 with $73,460 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.06 to $45.72. The median hourly rate was $35.32.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $28.01 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $7.31.

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

Conservation Scientists Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 50 $57,440
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 30 $71,430

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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