Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
6,020 2.9 % $28.16 $58,570 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.83 $22.23 $27.12 $33.20 $38.40
Annual Wage (2) $39,170 $46,230 $56,410 $69,060 $79,870


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) 5,120 0.23 $28.78 $59,860
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 900 0.02 $24.65 $51,260

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) 5,120 0.23 $28.78 $59,860
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 900 0.02 $24.65 $51,260

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) 5,120 0.23 $28.78 $59,860
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 900 0.02 $24.65 $51,260


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 0.94 $32.22 $67,020
New York 390 0.04 1.02 $32.32 $67,230
California 360 0.02 0.51 $37.00 $76,970
North Carolina 350 0.08 1.94 $20.05 $41,700
Virginia 230 0.06 1.43 $23.05 $47,940




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 80 0.30 7.00 $28.57 $59,420
South Dakota 110 0.26 6.12 $21.23 $44,160
Montana 100 0.22 5.13 $23.15 $48,150
Maine 130 0.22 5.24 $27.51 $57,230
North Dakota 70 0.16 3.76 $28.89 $60,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 120 0.02 0.49 $42.37 $88,120
Iowa 120 0.08 1.92 $39.40 $81,960
California 360 0.02 0.51 $37.00 $76,970
Washington 150 0.05 1.10 $36.09 $75,060
Hawaii 90 0.15 3.44 $33.17 $69,000



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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 2.68 $22.34 $46,480
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.06 1.39 $31.60 $65,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.48 $30.24 $62,910
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.84 $41.48 $86,290
Richmond, VA 40 0.06 1.36 $21.68 $45,100
Urban Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 1.80 $33.26 $69,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.28 $32.75 $68,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 30 0.02 0.41 $25.74 $53,530
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.32 7.51 $25.05 $52,110
Madison, WI 30 0.08 1.97 $21.94 $45,640


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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 7.51 $25.05 $52,110
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.68 $22.34 $46,480
Urban Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 1.80 $33.26 $69,170
Madison, WI 30 0.08 1.97 $21.94 $45,640
Richmond, VA 40 0.06 1.36 $21.68 $45,100
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.06 1.39 $31.60 $65,730
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 30 0.05 1.22 (8) (8)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.84 $41.48 $86,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 30 0.02 0.41 $25.74 $53,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.48 $30.24 $62,910


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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 0.04 0.84 $41.48 $86,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.16 $40.79 $84,830
Urban Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 1.80 $33.26 $69,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.28 $32.75 $68,110
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.06 1.39 $31.60 $65,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.48 $30.24 $62,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 30 0.02 0.41 $25.74 $53,530
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.32 7.51 $25.05 $52,110
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.68 $22.34 $46,480
Madison, WI 30 0.08 1.97 $21.94 $45,640

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 80 0.56 13.30 $34.14 $71,000
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 9.45 $28.10 $58,440
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.84 19.87 $19.12 $39,770
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 6.04 $31.98 $66,520
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 7.26 $31.37 $65,260

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 0.84 19.87 $19.12 $39,770
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 13.30 $34.14 $71,000
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 9.45 $28.10 $58,440
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 8.91 $32.48 $67,560
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 8.39 $27.06 $56,290

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 0.56 13.30 $34.14 $71,000
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 3.87 $33.24 $69,130
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 8.91 $32.48 $67,560
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 6.04 $31.98 $66,520
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 7.26 $31.37 $65,260


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018