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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
6,800 0.5 % $27.73 $57,690 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.31 $21.99 $27.64 $33.68 $38.72
Annual Wage (2) $33,930 $45,740 $57,500 $70,050 $80,540


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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 6,250 0.29 $28.04 $58,320
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 6,250 0.29 $28.04 $58,320
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 6,250 0.29 $28.04 $58,320
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (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 460 0.04 0.81 $31.83 $66,210
Florida 440 0.05 1.07 $13.79 $28,690
New York 380 0.04 0.85 $33.07 $68,790
California 350 0.02 0.44 $38.09 $79,220
Tennessee 350 0.11 2.48 $33.24 $69,140




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 90 0.32 6.88 (8) (8)
South Dakota 130 0.31 6.61 $22.21 $46,200
Maine 170 0.28 6.01 $28.78 $59,870
Montana 100 0.22 4.68 $24.62 $51,200
West Virginia 120 0.16 3.54 $23.63 $49,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 30 0.06 1.38 $38.19 $79,440
California 350 0.02 0.44 $38.09 $79,220
Illinois 160 0.03 0.58 $35.85 $74,570
Washington 120 0.04 0.76 $35.19 $73,200
Indiana 140 0.05 1.01 $33.70 $70,100





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)
Oklahoma City, OK 110 0.17 3.69 $21.28 $44,260
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 100 0.01 0.21 $31.49 $65,490
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.39 $22.04 $45,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 80 0.02 0.35 $31.71 $65,950
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.05 1.08 $20.83 $43,320
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 50 0.05 1.02 $35.32 $73,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.36 $31.65 $65,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.28 $33.20 $69,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 40 0.01 0.29 $29.13 $60,580
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.06 1.33 $35.97 $74,830




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)
Oklahoma City, OK 110 0.17 3.69 $21.28 $44,260
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.39 $22.04 $45,830
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.06 1.33 $35.97 $74,830
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 30 0.06 1.22 (8) (8)
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.05 1.08 $20.83 $43,320
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 50 0.05 1.02 $35.32 $73,460
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 80 0.02 0.35 $31.71 $65,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.36 $31.65 $65,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 30 0.01 0.21 $26.26 $54,620
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 30 0.01 0.28 $37.33 $77,640




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 30 0.01 0.28 $37.33 $77,640
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.06 1.33 $35.97 $74,830
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 50 0.05 1.02 $35.32 $73,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.28 $33.20 $69,050
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 80 0.02 0.35 $31.71 $65,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.36 $31.65 $65,840
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 100 0.01 0.21 $31.49 $65,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 40 0.01 0.29 $29.13 $60,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 30 0.01 0.21 $26.26 $54,620
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.39 $22.04 $45,830

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.44 9.60 $29.21 $60,750
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 12.35 $34.01 $70,750
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 15.81 $18.54 $38,570
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 9.28 $23.38 $48,620
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 11.28 (8) (8)

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 50 0.80 17.28 $19.79 $41,160
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 15.81 $18.54 $38,570
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 12.35 $34.01 $70,750
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 11.28 (8) (8)
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 11.01 $23.94 $49,800

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 80 0.57 12.35 $34.01 $70,750
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 4.93 $33.03 $68,690
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 4.84 $32.27 $67,110
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 3.83 $31.70 $65,930
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 3.43 $31.58 $65,690


About May 2019 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020