Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
6,640 0.6 % $24.27 $50,470 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.90 $18.77 $23.44 $28.82 $34.38
Annual Wage (2) $33,080 $39,050 $48,760 $59,940 $71,510


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) 6,150 0.28 $24.61 $51,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 490 0.01 $19.98 $41,560

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) 6,150 0.28 $24.61 $51,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 490 0.01 $19.98 $41,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 6,150 0.28 $24.61 $51,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 490 0.01 $19.98 $41,560


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 440 0.04 0.80 $25.48 $52,990
Georgia 420 0.11 2.14 $16.55 $34,430
California 380 0.03 0.51 $32.90 $68,430
New York 350 0.04 0.80 $33.10 $68,850
Tennessee 350 0.13 2.55 $25.57 $53,190




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)
Montana 120 0.27 5.30 $19.40 $40,360
Wyoming 70 0.25 5.04 $27.12 $56,410
South Dakota 100 0.25 4.98 $18.35 $38,180
Maine 110 0.19 3.81 $21.28 $44,260
Idaho 100 0.16 3.15 $21.95 $45,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 130 0.02 0.45 $38.62 $80,330
New York 350 0.04 0.80 $33.10 $68,850
California 380 0.03 0.51 $32.90 $68,430
Maryland 150 0.06 1.17 $32.75 $68,120
Nevada 40 0.03 0.63 $28.67 $59,640





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 80 0.11 2.20 $20.91 $43,500
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.19 $31.58 $65,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 60 0.03 0.70 $23.62 $49,120
Oklahoma City, OK 50 0.09 1.78 $21.14 $43,970
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.45 $23.15 $48,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 40 0.01 0.28 $27.13 $56,440
Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 1.67 $25.36 $52,760
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 1.28 $32.25 $67,090
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.08 1.60 $18.45 $38,370
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.54 $28.75 $59,810




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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.20 $20.91 $43,500
Oklahoma City, OK 50 0.09 1.78 $21.14 $43,970
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.08 1.60 $18.45 $38,370
Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 1.67 $25.36 $52,760
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 1.28 $32.25 $67,090
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.19 $31.58 $65,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 60 0.03 0.70 $23.62 $49,120
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.54 $28.75 $59,810
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.45 $23.15 $48,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 40 0.01 0.28 $27.13 $56,440




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)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 1.28 $32.25 $67,090
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.19 $31.58 $65,680
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.54 $28.75 $59,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 40 0.01 0.28 $27.13 $56,440
Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 1.67 $25.36 $52,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 60 0.03 0.70 $23.62 $49,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.45 $23.15 $48,150
Oklahoma City, OK 50 0.09 1.78 $21.14 $43,970
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.20 $20.91 $43,500
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.08 1.60 $18.45 $38,370

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 0.38 7.56 $32.99 $68,610
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 4.21 $24.83 $51,640
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.82 16.28 $21.81 $45,360
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 4.18 $25.86 $53,800
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 8.51 $22.38 $46,540

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)
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.99 19.70 $18.37 $38,200
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.98 19.49 $16.61 $34,540
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.82 16.28 $21.81 $45,360
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 10.98 $23.05 $47,950
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 8.51 $22.38 $46,540

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 0.38 7.56 $32.99 $68,610
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 4.18 $25.86 $53,800
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 5.11 $25.69 $53,440
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 4.21 $24.83 $51,640
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 10.98 $23.05 $47,950


About May 2013 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 mean 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014