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Conservation payments in the United States totaled $2.2 billion in 2010

In 2010, the top 10 percent of conservation payment recipients were paid 57 percent of conservation payments.
Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 2010 Payment per Recipient
Top 1%21%4,632$460,559,859$99,430
Top 2%28%9,265$633,208,422$68,344
Top 3%34%13,897$763,378,526$54,931
Top 4%39%18,530$869,225,312$46,909
Top 5%43%23,162$959,111,401$41,409
Top 6%47%27,795$1,037,575,242$37,330
Top 7%50%32,427$1,107,085,565$34,141
Top 8%52%37,060$1,169,453,583$31,556
Top 9%55%41,693$1,226,098,651$29,408
Top 10%57%46,325$1,277,982,089$27,587
Top 11%59%50,958$1,325,847,782$26,018
Top 12%61%55,590$1,370,196,745$24,648
Top 13%63%60,223$1,411,458,677$23,437
Top 14%65%64,855$1,449,949,179$22,357
Top 15%67%69,488$1,486,034,717$21,385
Top 16%68%74,120$1,519,925,679$20,506
Top 17%70%78,753$1,551,886,388$19,706
Top 18%71%83,386$1,582,096,660$18,973
Top 19%72%88,018$1,610,747,623$18,300
Top 20%74%92,651$1,637,984,421$17,679
Remaining 80% of recips.27%370,605$590,604,493$1,594