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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
7,230 0.4 % $ 27.79 $ 57,810 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Fish and Game Wardens:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.37 $ 21.28 $ 27.90 $ 33.79 $ 39.40
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,880 $ 44,250 $ 58,040 $ 70,270 $ 81,960


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) 6,740 0.31 $ 28.01 $ 58,250
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 490 0.01 $ 24.89 $ 51,770

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) 6,740 0.31 $ 28.01 $ 58,250
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 490 0.01 $ 24.89 $ 51,770

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) 6,740 0.31 $ 28.01 $ 58,250
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 490 0.01 $ 24.89 $ 51,770


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.





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 900 0.11 2.06 $ 13.69 $ 28,460
Texas 480 0.04 0.77 $ 31.06 $ 64,600
New York 400 0.05 0.89 $ 32.20 $ 66,980
Tennessee 350 0.12 2.35 $ 33.48 $ 69,640
California 350 0.02 0.41 $ 42.38 $ 88,150




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)
South Dakota 120 0.30 5.72 $ 23.41 $ 48,690
Maine 150 0.26 5.09 $ 29.64 $ 61,660
Montana 100 0.21 4.06 $ 25.11 $ 52,220
West Virginia 120 0.18 3.46 $ 24.83 $ 51,640
North Dakota 60 0.15 2.98 $ 28.11 $ 58,470




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)
California 350 0.02 0.41 $ 42.38 $ 88,150
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $ 40.87 $ 85,010
Illinois 170 0.03 0.59 $ 38.33 $ 79,730
Washington 110 0.04 0.68 $ 37.18 $ 77,330
Iowa 120 0.08 1.59 $ 35.04 $ 72,890





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)
Oklahoma City, OK 110 0.18 3.47 $ 22.96 $ 47,750
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.13 2.41 $ 23.94 $ 49,800
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.20 $ 33.65 $ 69,990
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 70 0.02 0.31 $ 34.27 $ 71,280
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.05 0.99 $ 21.99 $ 45,750
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 50 0.05 1.02 $ 33.26 $ 69,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.33 $ 31.13 $ 64,750
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 40 0.03 0.66 $ 14.01 $ 29,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 0.25 $ 28.79 $ 59,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.25 $ 33.04 $ 68,730




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)
Oklahoma City, OK 110 0.18 3.47 $ 22.96 $ 47,750
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.13 2.41 $ 23.94 $ 49,800
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 1.14 $ 35.59 $ 74,020
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 50 0.05 1.02 $ 33.26 $ 69,190
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.05 0.99 $ 21.99 $ 45,750
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 40 0.03 0.66 $ 14.01 $ 29,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.33 $ 31.13 $ 64,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 70 0.02 0.31 $ 34.27 $ 71,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 0.25 $ 28.79 $ 59,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.25 $ 33.04 $ 68,730




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)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 1.14 $ 35.59 $ 74,020
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 70 0.02 0.31 $ 34.27 $ 71,280
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.20 $ 33.65 $ 69,990
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 50 0.05 1.02 $ 33.26 $ 69,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.25 $ 33.04 $ 68,730
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30 0.01 0.23 $ 32.07 $ 66,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.33 $ 31.13 $ 64,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 0.25 $ 28.79 $ 59,870
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.13 2.41 $ 23.94 $ 49,800
Oklahoma City, OK 110 0.18 3.47 $ 22.96 $ 47,750

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 12.03 $ 34.26 $ 71,260
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 8.14 $ 26.51 $ 55,140
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 7.38 $ 29.94 $ 62,280
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 13.89 $ 18.90 $ 39,310
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 8.10 $ 24.57 $ 51,110

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 40 0.75 14.51 $ 20.98 $ 43,640
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 13.89 $ 18.90 $ 39,310
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 12.03 $ 34.26 $ 71,260
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 10.25 $ 24.75 $ 51,490
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 8.14 $ 26.51 $ 55,140

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 2.74 $ 36.07 $ 75,030
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 12.03 $ 34.26 $ 71,260
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 3.44 $ 32.09 $ 66,760
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 7.38 $ 29.94 $ 62,280
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 7.00 $ 29.57 $ 61,500


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021