Landscape Architects earn the highest median pay at $91K annually, followed by Management Analysts ($71K), Biological Technicians (about $39K), and Park Rangers (approximately $25K).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $130K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Boston, Mass. ($78K), Denver, Colo. (around $67K), and San Francisco, Calif. (about $64K) are the next top-paying cities. National Park Service Park workers in District of Columbia earn the most — approximately $130K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $36K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $47K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of National Park Service Park employees (32 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $89K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist certainly has its perks — salaries approach $58K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Emergency Medical Technicians with credentials; these people earn around $57K per year on average. National Park Service Park compensates Associate of Applied Science (AAS)-holders the most at $94K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Environmental Compliance; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $79K per year. A garden variety skill at National Park Service Park is Research Analysis; a little less than one-fifth of National Park Service Park's people use it regularly. Project Management, Curriculum Planning, and Data Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; National Park Service Park sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Benefits include paid time off, but National Park Service Park hands out more sick days than vacation days; slightly more than half of workers report receiving the former, but only 37 percent report receiving the latter. A strong majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of employees also include dental insurance. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, relocation expenses, and a defined benefit retirement plan.