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Conservation Scientists in Louisiana

Considering a career as a Conservation Scientist in Louisiana?

4.5% Jobs Projection
$57,580 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Conservation Scientists in Louisiana is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Conservation Scientists Work in Louisiana?

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

There were 630 Conservation Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.

Conservation Scientists in LA Employment Trend

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

Conservation Scientists in LA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Louisiana

Jobs for Conservation Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 4.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.3%.

Job Projections for Conservation Scientists: Nation vs. LA

Louisiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 60 annual job openings, and 690 total jobs in 2026 for Conservation Scientists in this state.

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

What do Conservation Scientists Make in Louisiana?

In 2018 wages for Conservation Scientists ranged from $37,280 to $88,050 with $57,580 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.92 to $42.33. The median hourly rate was $27.68.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $28.33 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.65.

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

Conservation Scientists Earnings: LA vs. National Average

Top Louisiana 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
Baton Rouge, LA 350 $57,400
Lafayette, LA 60 $65,300

Top States for Conservation Scientists Employment

The table below shows the states 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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