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Forest Ranger Salary (United States)

A Forest Ranger earns an average salary of $29,672 per year.
Forest Ranger Salary (?
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$21,061 - $54,248
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MEDIAN: $29,671
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$21,061 - $54,248  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,890 - $50,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Forest Ranger

  • 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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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 13%