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Natural Resource Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$59,000
$42,000
$59,000
$84,000
The average natural resource specialist makes about $59,915 per year. That's $28.81 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $42,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $84,000. Many of natural resource specialists seem to be drawn to finance and education companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case natural resource specialists tend to work at education, government, and energy companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Kansas, Iowa and Illinois pay natural resource specialists the highest salaries.
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Map of Natural Resource Specialist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Natural Resource Specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Natural Resource Specialist Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Kansas, Iowa and Illinois, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for natural resource specialists. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Wyoming.

City
Average Salary
Sacramento, CA
Sacramento, CA
$78,315
$78k
Carson City, NV
Carson City, NV
$71,041
$71k
Fairbanks, AK
Fairbanks, AK
$68,695
$69k
Lacey, WA
Lacey, WA
$67,900
$68k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$66,374
$66k
Lakewood, CO
Lakewood, CO
$64,690
$65k
Chelmsford, MA
Chelmsford, MA
$64,401
$64k
Manchester, NH
Manchester, NH
$63,419
$63k
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$63,258
$63k
Lincoln, NE
Lincoln, NE
$63,138
$63k

High Paying Natural Resource Specialist Jobs

Average Natural Resource Specialist Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a natural resource specialist, working for Omaha Public Power District or Montana might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Western Area Power Administration and The University of Texas at Arlington report highly competitive salaries for natural resource specialists.

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Natural Resource Specialist Salary History

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    Average Natural Resource Specialist Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, natural resource specialist salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that education, government, and energy companies tend to offer much higher salaries for natural resource specialists. For example, natural resource specialists make a whopping average salary of $61,619 while working for education companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $61,463 at government companies and $59,909 at energy companies. But natural resource specialists may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $52,542.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Education
    Education
    $61,619
    $62k
    Government
    Government
    $61,463
    $61k
    Energy
    Energy
    $59,909
    $60k
    Retail
    Retail
    $59,670
    $60k
    Professional
    Professional
    $58,735
    $59k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $58,348
    $58k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $52,542
    $53k

    Natural Resource Specialist Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a natural resource specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Natural Resource Specialist Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Yakima County H.R. Department
    Yakima County H.R. Department
    Natural Resources Specialist
    Natural Resources Specialist
    Natural Resources Specialist
    Yakima, WA
    Yakima, WA
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $59,772
    $59,772
    10/31/2020
    Natural Resources Management Program Specialist
    Natural Resources Management Program Specialist
    Urban Honolulu, HI
    Urban Honolulu, HI
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $67,200
    $67,200
    10/20/2020
    Parks and Natural Resources Specialist (Parks and Recreation)-Marion County Bocc
    Parks and Natural Resources Specialist (Parks and Recreation)-Marion County Bocc
    Ocala, FL
    Ocala, FL
    09/18/2020
    09/18/2020
    $36,335
    $36,335
    09/18/2020
    Natural Resource Specialist
    Natural Resource Specialist
    Madison, WI
    Madison, WI
    09/11/2020
    09/11/2020
    $25,294
    $25,294
    09/11/2020
    State of Illinois
    State of Illinois
    Natural Resources Advanced Specialist-OPT 1
    Natural Resources Advanced Specialist-OPT 1
    Natural Resources Advanced Specialist-OPT 1
    Kane, IL
    Kane, IL
    08/19/2020
    08/19/2020
    $66,120
    $66,120
    08/19/2020
    Temporary, Natural Resources Specialist Intermediate-Parks & Trails
    Temporary, Natural Resources Specialist Intermediate-Parks & Trails
    Rock Creek, MN
    Rock Creek, MN
    07/24/2020
    07/24/2020
    $46,916
    $46,916
    07/24/2020
    Supervisory Natural Resource Specialist (Recreation)
    Supervisory Natural Resource Specialist (Recreation)
    Mesa, AZ
    Mesa, AZ
    06/28/2020
    06/28/2020
    $64,009
    $64,009
    06/28/2020
    Interdisciplinary Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist/Natural Resources Specialist
    Interdisciplinary Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist/Natural Resources Specialist
    Kingsville, TX
    Kingsville, TX
    06/28/2020
    06/28/2020
    $78,681
    $78,681
    06/28/2020
    Interdisciplinary Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist/Natural Resources Specialist
    Interdisciplinary Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist/Natural Resources Specialist
    Daly City, CA
    Daly City, CA
    06/28/2020
    06/28/2020
    $78,681
    $78,681
    06/28/2020
    Interdisciplinary Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist/Natural Resources Specialist
    Interdisciplinary Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist/Natural Resources Specialist
    Kittery, ME
    Kittery, ME
    06/28/2020
    06/28/2020
    $78,681
    $78,681
    06/28/2020