Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $62K annually. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $63K per year.
By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is approximately $65K annually.
Bringing in the most money are Ecologists — their earnings average $75K per year. Government Program Managers are a close second at about $67K along with Biologists ($51K).
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $58K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. National Park Service Park compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $90K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $78K annually. Emergency Medical Services is a popular skill in the National Park Service Park workforce; about one in five of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs.
Benefits and Perks
The larger part of employees receive paid vacation from National Park Service Park, and a majority of workers receive paid sick leave. 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 solid majority of workers, and for around half, dental coverage is too. Privileges also include a casual working environment, a defined benefit retirement plan, life insurance, and flexible hours.