Resource Conservationist Career

Job Description: Manage, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. May conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or to protect rangelands. May instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in best ways to use crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the number and kind of livestock and forage plants best suited to particular ranges; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering.

*A job as a Resource Conservationist falls under the broader career category of Conservation Scientists. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category. We are still seeking more specific information about this career from experts in this field. If you can provide us with more information, .

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Resource Conservationist Career

Salary Info

We do not have salary data for this specific career but we can provide average wages for all careers in the category of Conservation Scientists

Median Annual Wage

$63,330

Median Hourly Wage

$30.45*

Total Employed Nationally

18,590


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2013 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.