Park Ranger Salary

A Park Ranger earns an average salary of $37,382 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is associated with high pay for this job.

$25,253 - $57,967
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$37K
$58K
MEDIAN: $37,382
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50%
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$9.64 - $24.16
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$24
MEDIAN: $15.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,253 - $57,967  
   
Bonus
$196.53  
Total Pay (?
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$21,453 - $52,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $24.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.40  
Overtime
$20.27 - $58.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$21,453 - $52,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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

  • Assist with park administration by collecting and accounting for revenue and creating reports.
  • Respond to and write incident reports for visitor complaints and emergencies.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Park Ranger

Pay by Experience for a Park Ranger has a positive trend. An entry-level Park Ranger with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 78 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Park Ranger with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Park Ranger which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 17 salaries. A Park Ranger with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Park Ranger?

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"Work smarter."
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Key Stats for Park Ranger

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Park Ranger Salaries

Late-Career
▲53%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Park Ranger Salaries

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
▲48%

National Average
$35,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 30%
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