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Conservation Scientists in Massachusetts

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5.6% Jobs Projection
$68,030 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Conservation Scientists Work in Massachusetts?

In 2018, there were 400 Conservation Scientists working in the state.

There were 350 Conservation Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Conservation Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 5.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.3%.


Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 30 annual Conservation Scientists job openings in Massachusetts, and 380 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 Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Conservation Scientists ranged from $40,520 to $111,720 with $68,030 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.48 to $53.71. The median hourly rate was $32.71.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $33.6 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.89.

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


Top Massachusetts 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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 180 $68,210
Springfield, MA-CT 80 $68,030
Worcester, MA-CT 60 $69,610
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 30 $78,640

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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