Game Warden Salary

A Game Warden earns an average salary of $42,178 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$30,751 - $54,115

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$31,100 - $56,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Job Description for Game Warden

A game warden is a specialized law enforcement official, one who works in large, public-use parks and wildlife preserves. The warden helps to ensure that sportspeople and other human visitors are properly licensed to fish and hunt in these areas, as well as making sure that campers and boaters follow all laws pertaining to the area.


Game Warden Tasks

  • Relocate wildlife posing a threat to the public.
  • Investigate crop, livestock, and property wildlife damage.
  • Patrol areas to enforce fish and game laws.
  • Conduct hunting accident investigations.

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Experience Affects Game Warden Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


18 %
82 %

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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 5%