Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
6,610 2.5 % $26.33 $54,760 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.52 $20.20 $24.87 $31.55 $37.23
Annual Wage (2) $34,360 $42,010 $51,730 $65,610 $77,440


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) 5,710 0.26 $26.73 $55,590
Local Government (OES Designation) 900 0.02 $23.82 $49,550

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) 5,710 0.26 $26.73 $55,590
Local Government (OES Designation) 900 0.02 $23.82 $49,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 5,710 0.26 $26.73 $55,590
Local Government (OES Designation) 900 0.02 $23.82 $49,550


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 0.85 $32.16 $66,900
Georgia 450 0.11 2.27 $17.98 $37,400
North Carolina 430 0.10 2.14 $18.35 $38,160
New York 360 0.04 0.85 $33.25 $69,160
California 360 0.02 0.48 $35.85 $74,560




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)
South Dakota 120 0.28 5.89 $20.40 $42,430
Montana 120 0.25 5.40 $21.41 $44,530
West Virginia 170 0.24 5.03 $19.97 $41,540
North Dakota 100 0.22 4.75 $22.51 $46,830
Maine 120 0.21 4.39 $23.10 $48,040




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 0.47 $42.49 $88,370
Iowa 120 0.08 1.73 $39.40 $81,950
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.28 $39.32 $81,780
Maryland 110 0.04 0.85 $37.06 $77,080
California 360 0.02 0.48 $35.85 $74,560





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 2.50 $22.21 $46,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 80 0.03 0.64 $21.29 $44,270
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.08 1.63 $32.87 $68,370
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 70 0.05 1.05 $36.34 $75,580
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.06 1.26 $31.19 $64,880
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.14 $34.69 $72,150
Richmond, VA 40 0.06 1.30 $21.76 $45,260
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.70 $41.07 $85,430
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.25 $32.82 $68,260
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.32 6.77 $25.90 $53,860




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 30 0.32 6.77 $25.90 $53,860
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.12 2.50 $22.21 $46,190
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.08 1.63 $32.87 $68,370
Richmond, VA 40 0.06 1.30 $21.76 $45,260
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.06 1.26 $31.19 $64,880
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 70 0.05 1.05 $36.34 $75,580
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.70 $41.07 $85,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 80 0.03 0.64 $21.29 $44,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.26 $29.22 $60,780
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.14 $34.69 $72,150




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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.70 $41.07 $85,430
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 70 0.05 1.05 $36.34 $75,580
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.14 $34.69 $72,150
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.08 1.63 $32.87 $68,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.25 $32.82 $68,260
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.06 1.26 $31.19 $64,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.26 $29.22 $60,780
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.32 6.77 $25.90 $53,860
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.12 2.50 $22.21 $46,190
Richmond, VA 40 0.06 1.30 $21.76 $45,260

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 10.39 $16.40 $34,110
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.54 11.50 $34.07 $70,860
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 7.49 $23.53 $48,940
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 1.00 21.15 $18.52 $38,530
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 7.08 $18.25 $37,950

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 1.00 21.15 $18.52 $38,530
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 12.15 $16.75 $34,830
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.54 11.50 $34.07 $70,860
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 10.39 $16.40 $34,110
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 7.49 $23.53 $48,940

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 0.54 11.50 $34.07 $70,860
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 3.51 $33.31 $69,290
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 5.27 $32.09 $66,740
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 6.35 $31.44 $65,400
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 4.48 $30.74 $63,940


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017