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Park Ranger Salary (United States)

A Park Ranger earns an average salary of $32,997 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, 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 Salary (?
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$22,778 - $50,568
(Median)
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51K
MEDIAN: $32,996
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Park Ranger Salary (?
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$9.84 - $22.01
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,778 - $50,568  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
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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$22,133 - $50,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $22.01  
   
Overtime
$19.76 - $42.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
   
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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$22,133 - $50,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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.

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Experience Affects Park Ranger Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$33,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%