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Conservation Scientists in North Carolina

Considering a career as a Conservation Scientist in North Carolina?

10.2% Jobs Projection
$54,390 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Conservation Scientists Work in North Carolina?

390 people worked as Conservation Scientists in 2018 in this state.

There were 450 Conservation Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Conservation Scientists in NC Employment Trend

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

Conservation Scientists in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Conservation Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 10.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.3%.

Job Projections for Conservation Scientists: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 50 annual job openings, and a total of 540 jobs for North Carolina Conservation Scientists in 2026.

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

What do Conservation Scientists Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Conservation Scientists ranged from $35,740 to $93,760 with $54,390 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.18 to $45.08. The median hourly rate was $26.15.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.67 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.48.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Conservation Scientists Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 50 $51,580
Raleigh, NC 50 $69,540
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 50 $71,420
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 $69,800

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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