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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Fish and Game Wardens
Industry profile for Fish and Game Wardens
Geographic profile for Fish and Game Wardens

National estimates for Fish and Game Wardens:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Fish and Game Wardens:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,730 0.3 % $ 27.98 $ 58,190 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Fish and Game Wardens:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.00 $ 22.72 $ 29.20 $ 34.39 $ 37.66
Annual Wage (2) $ 31,200 $ 47,260 $ 60,730 $ 71,530 $ 78,330


Industry profile for Fish and Game Wardens:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Fish and Game Wardens:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,380 0.29 $ 28.18 $ 58,610
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 340 0.01 $ 24.23 $ 50,390

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Fish and Game Wardens:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,380 0.29 $ 28.18 $ 58,610
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 340 0.01 $ 24.23 $ 50,390

Top paying industries for Fish and Game Wardens:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,380 0.29 $ 28.18 $ 58,610
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 340 0.01 $ 24.23 $ 50,390


Geographic profile for Fish and Game Wardens:

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



Map of employment of fish and game wardens by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Fish and Game Wardens:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 680 0.08 1.66 $ 13.00 $ 27,030
Texas 490 0.04 0.83 $ 31.36 $ 65,220
New York 380 0.04 0.92 $ 32.63 $ 67,870
Tennessee 350 0.12 2.45 $ 33.26 $ 69,170
California 290 0.02 0.36 $ 39.48 $ 82,120


Map of location quotient of fish and game wardens by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Fish and Game Wardens:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 80 0.30 6.32 $ 28.08 $ 58,410
South Dakota 120 0.28 5.96 $ 23.69 $ 49,280
Maine 140 0.23 4.85 $ 29.33 $ 61,010
Arkansas 190 0.16 3.31 $ 24.80 $ 51,580
West Virginia 100 0.15 3.06 $ 24.01 $ 49,950


Map of annual mean wages of fish and game wardens by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Fish and Game Wardens:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.28 $ 39.62 $ 82,400
California 290 0.02 0.36 $ 39.48 $ 82,120
Washington 110 0.04 0.74 $ 37.54 $ 78,080
Illinois 180 0.03 0.68 $ 36.92 $ 76,800
Hawaii 70 0.13 2.67 $ 34.87 $ 72,530



Map of employment of fish and game wardens by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Fish and Game Wardens:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 100 0.01 0.24 $ 31.47 $ 65,460
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 90 0.07 1.51 $ 12.82 $ 26,660
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.13 2.63 $ 23.76 $ 49,410
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 90 0.02 0.42 $ 35.42 $ 73,680
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 80 0.07 1.40 $ 32.40 $ 67,400
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.07 1.57 $ 37.64 $ 78,280
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 60 0.02 0.49 $ 13.46 $ 28,000
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.04 0.92 $ 27.98 $ 58,190
Oklahoma City, OK 50 0.09 1.90 $ 24.14 $ 50,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 50 0.02 0.35 $ 29.66 $ 61,700


Map of location quotient of fish and game wardens by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Fish and Game Wardens:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 40 0.22 4.52 $ 12.64 $ 26,300
Corpus Christi, TX 30 0.17 3.58 $ 28.57 $ 59,430
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.13 2.63 $ 23.76 $ 49,410
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 30 0.11 2.36 $ 12.70 $ 26,410
Knoxville, TN 40 0.11 2.24 $ 30.79 $ 64,040
Oklahoma City, OK 50 0.09 1.90 $ 24.14 $ 50,210
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 30 0.08 1.65 $ 33.92 $ 70,550
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.07 1.57 $ 37.64 $ 78,280
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 90 0.07 1.51 $ 12.82 $ 26,660
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 80 0.07 1.40 $ 32.40 $ 67,400


Map of annual mean wages of fish and game wardens by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Fish and Game Wardens:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.07 1.57 $ 37.64 $ 78,280
Austin-Round Rock, TX 40 0.04 0.84 $ 35.90 $ 74,670
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 90 0.02 0.42 $ 35.42 $ 73,680
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 50 0.05 1.00 $ 34.42 $ 71,590
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 30 0.08 1.65 $ 33.92 $ 70,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.27 $ 33.39 $ 69,450
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 30 0.03 0.65 $ 32.96 $ 68,560
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 80 0.07 1.40 $ 32.40 $ 67,400
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 100 0.01 0.24 $ 31.47 $ 65,460
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30 0.01 0.24 $ 31.21 $ 64,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Fish and Game Wardens:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.70 14.69 $ 12.81 $ 26,650
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.22 4.63 $ 24.93 $ 51,850
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 8.13 $ 26.46 $ 55,040
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 11.17 $ 33.59 $ 69,870
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 13.44 $ 18.86 $ 39,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Fish and Game Wardens:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 16.95 $ 21.46 $ 44,640
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.70 14.69 $ 12.81 $ 26,650
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.66 13.81 $ 13.86 $ 28,830
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 13.44 $ 18.86 $ 39,230
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 11.17 $ 33.59 $ 69,870

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Fish and Game Wardens:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 4.27 $ 35.19 $ 73,180
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 5.60 $ 33.86 $ 70,440
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 9.37 $ 33.83 $ 70,370
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 11.17 $ 33.59 $ 69,870
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 6.42 $ 31.93 $ 66,410


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022