Forest Ranger Salary

A Forest Ranger earns an average salary of $30,617 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$23,270 - $52,086
MEDIAN: $30,617

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$23,270 - $52,086  
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$21,447 - $51,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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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Experience Affects Forest Ranger Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%