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Who says dirt is worthless? To farmers and planters, soil is pure gold. Good quality soil enables them to grow valuable food crops as well as trees, plants, and flowers. Clean water is also essential to plant growth. But when soil is depleted of important nutrients and water becomes polluted, crops fail. As a soil conservation technician, you participate in the growing process at ground level, helping maintain soil and water quality for future generations of farmers and foresters.


Salaries for soil conservation technicians who work for the federal government are set by government service rating. The policy of promoting from within allows soil conservation technicians to advance at a regular pace. Starting salaries for soil conservation technicians are about $15,500 to $20,000, depending on experience, education, and area of work.

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