A Park Ranger earns an average salary of $32,569 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Park Ranger Total Pay (?
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$22,038 - $47,966
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48K
MEDIAN: $32,568
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Park Ranger Total Pay (?
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$9.65 - $22.62
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,038 - $47,966  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,009  
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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$21,456 - $48,536  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.65 - $22.62  
   
Overtime
$18.99 - $41.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,009  
   
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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$21,456 - $48,536  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Job Description for Park Ranger
  • 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.

Experience Affects Park Ranger Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$33,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
Job Satisfaction
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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 11 votes.
Gender
Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%
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