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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens

Patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,630 0.6 % $26.43 $54,970 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.65 $20.57 $25.38 $31.19 $36.79
Annual Wage (2) $34,620 $42,780 $52,780 $64,870 $76,510


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 5,100 0.23 $26.66 $55,460
Local Government (OES Designation) 540 0.01 $24.24 $50,410

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 5,100 0.23 $26.66 $55,460
Local Government (OES Designation) 540 0.01 $24.24 $50,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 5,100 0.23 $26.66 $55,460
Local Government (OES Designation) 540 0.01 $24.24 $50,410


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 470 0.04 0.99 $31.21 $64,920
New York 380 0.04 1.04 $32.56 $67,730
Georgia 360 0.09 2.14 $18.02 $37,480
California 350 0.02 0.55 $34.92 $72,630
North Carolina 250 0.06 1.46 $18.85 $39,210



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 80 0.30 7.29 $26.82 $55,780
Montana 130 0.28 6.88 $20.49 $42,620
South Dakota 110 0.27 6.69 $19.39 $40,320
Maine 120 0.21 5.15 $22.00 $45,760
Idaho 110 0.17 4.20 $22.72 $47,260



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 120 0.02 0.51 $42.44 $88,270
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.33 $39.81 $82,800
Maryland 110 0.04 1.00 $35.88 $74,620
California 350 0.02 0.55 $34.92 $72,630
Tennessee 130 0.05 1.17 $32.73 $68,070




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.12 2.92 $21.27 $44,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 60 0.02 0.61 $19.75 $41,080
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 60 0.05 1.12 $35.00 $72,800
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.97 $25.13 $52,260
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 50 0.05 1.16 $23.90 $49,710
Austin-Round Rock, TX 50 0.05 1.21 $30.25 $62,920
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 1.62 $20.80 $43,250
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.55 $17.51 $36,410
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.37 9.01 $25.55 $53,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.02 0.48 $23.65 $49,180



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.37 9.01 $25.55 $53,140
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.12 2.92 $21.27 $44,250
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 1.62 $20.80 $43,250
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 50 0.05 1.16 $23.90 $49,710
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 60 0.05 1.12 $35.00 $72,800
Austin-Round Rock, TX 50 0.05 1.21 $30.25 $62,920
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.97 $25.13 $52,260
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.55 $17.51 $36,410
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.02 0.48 $23.65 $49,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 60 0.02 0.61 $19.75 $41,080



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 60 0.05 1.12 $35.00 $72,800
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 30 0.01 0.28 $32.20 $66,970
Austin-Round Rock, TX 50 0.05 1.21 $30.25 $62,920
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.37 9.01 $25.55 $53,140
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.97 $25.13 $52,260
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 50 0.05 1.16 $23.90 $49,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.02 0.48 $23.65 $49,180
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.12 2.92 $21.27 $44,250
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 1.62 $20.80 $43,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 60 0.02 0.61 $19.75 $41,080

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 12.05 $33.10 $68,840
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 9.34 $17.17 $35,710
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 8.72 $22.50 $46,790
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.95 23.15 $17.96 $37,350
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 7.76 $18.07 $37,590

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.95 23.15 $17.96 $37,350
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.90 21.98 $25.30 $52,630
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.70 17.16 $23.69 $49,270
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 12.05 $33.10 $68,840
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 9.34 $17.17 $35,710

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 12.05 $33.10 $68,840
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 3.78 $32.21 $67,000
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 5.91 $31.32 $65,150
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 7.53 $30.89 $64,250
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 5.13 $29.81 $62,010


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016

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