Landscape Architects are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $91K annually; Management Analysts, Biological Technicians, and Park Rangers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $71K, $39K, and about $25K, respectively.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($130K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Boston, Mass. ($78K), Denver, Colo. ($67K), and San Francisco, Calif. ($64K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in District of Columbia, where the average National Park Service Park employee makes about $130K annually.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at National Park Service Park for between five and 10 years earn $47K per year on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $36K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of National Park Service Park employees (32 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn around $89K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists receive bigger paychecks ($58K annually) than those without credentials. Emergency Medical Technicians also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $57K per year. Employees who have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) make the most here, hauling in about $94K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Environmental Compliance; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $79K per year. A relatively widespread skill at National Park Service Park is Research Analysis; just under one-fifth of employees use it for work. Other top skills include Project Management, Curriculum Planning, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
The company allows a little more than half of workers to take paid time off for illness, but only 37 percent get paid vacation days. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a fair number of workers, and for a majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Some other advantages of working at National Park Service Park are a casual working environment, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, relocation expenses, and a defined benefit retirement plan.