Landscape Architects rake in the most money, with average earnings of $91K per year; Management Analysts come in second with average earnings amounting to $71K, while Biological Technicians and Park Rangers rank near the top as well (approximately $39K and around $25K, respectively).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $130K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Boston, Mass. ($78K), Denver, Colo. (about $67K), and San Francisco, Calif. ($64K) are the next top-paying cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of District of Columbia pays National Park Service Park the most — approximately $130K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $36K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $47K per year. Overall, the greater share of National Park Service Park folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average $89K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $58K per year for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists; non-accredited workers make much less. Emergency Medical Technicians also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $57K annually. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Applied Science (AAS); National Park Service Park awards $94K to these degree-holders.
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 $79K per year. A common skill in National Park Service Park's work force is Research Analysis; just under a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Project Management, Curriculum Planning, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
A little over a half of workers do get paid time off for illness, but only 37 percent get paid vacation time. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a strong majority of workers, and for the larger part of workers, dental coverage is too. Privileges also include a casual working environment, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, relocation expenses, and a defined benefit retirement plan.