A Forest Ranger earns an average salary of $39,997 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$24,418 - $126,045
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MEDIAN: $39,997
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$24,664 - $59,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Forest Ranger

Forest rangers are responsible for helping preserve forests and protecting them from natural or manmade harm. They perform a wide variety of duties within the forest and in an administrative capacity. For example, they help create and maintain trails, make decisions on whether trails are safe to use, and prevent and respond to forest fires. Additionally, forest rangers help maintain fire-fighting equipment and may provide guidance and leadership for volunteer fire-fighting crews. They also perform activities to educate the public such as giving speeches and demonstrations to community and youth group on a wide variety of forest- and preservation-related topics.

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Forest Ranger Tasks

  • Handle compliance inspections including land and resource use permits, and care of forest land.
  • Educate the public on the use of public lands and resources including visits to schools, fire fighters, and volunteer groups.
  • Perform search, rescue, and emergency incident management.
  • Oversee land use within park and perform law enforcement duties.
  • Fight wildfires.

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Key Stats for Forest Ranger

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Forest Ranger Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 41%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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