BirdLife International (2011) estimates the geographic range of the Brassy-breasted Tanager to be approximately 220,000 km2. Based on its relatively large range and apparently stable population, the IUCN Red List status for this species is listed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2011). Parker et al. (1996) also classified the conservation priority for this species as “Low”. No information is available for the size estimate of the population, nor the population trend, but it is not believed that the population nears less than 10,000 individuals or that there has been a 10% or greater decline over the last ten years, as required by the IUCN red list to classify a species as Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2011).