Park Ranger Salary

A Park Ranger earns an average salary of $34,800 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$22,986 - $52,842
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$53K
MEDIAN: $34,799
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$10.00 - $23.52
(Median)
$10
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,986 - $52,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
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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$22,517 - $50,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $23.52  
   
Overtime
$19.58 - $39.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
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).
)
$22,517 - $50,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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 24%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%
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