A Park Ranger earns an average wage of $15.12 per hour. A skill in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is associated with high pay for this job.

$24,476 - $54,787
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$55K
MEDIAN: $36,165
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$9.54 - $23.59
(Median)
$9
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$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,476 - $54,787  
   
Bonus
$196.53  
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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$21,084 - $51,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.54 - $23.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.40  
Overtime
$25.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$196.53  
   
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).
)
$21,084 - $51,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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Job Description for Park Ranger

A park ranger can typically be found on patrol at national parks, national historic sites, and similar attractions. They serve as a specialized sort of law enforcement and first responder, but their role may require a great deal of versatility. Park rangers can also be used to help maintain a park area, provide information and guides to guests, and generally serve as supervising personnel to ensure a safe and rewarding experience for all visitors.

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Park Ranger Tasks

  • Perform some law enforcement activities to enforce rules, regulations, and policies for visitor and resource protection.
  • Instruct, supervise, and conduct routine maintenance on grounds and equipment and daily visitor services.
  • Assist with park administration by collecting and accounting for revenue and creating reports.
  • Respond to and write incident reports for visitor complaints and emergencies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Park Ranger

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Park Ranger Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Park Ranger Salaries

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
up arrow 55%

National Average
$33,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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