Earning about $91K annually on average, Landscape Architects receive the most money, followed by Facility Managers ($84K), Ecologists ($75K), and Management Analysts ($71K). Park Rangers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $25K.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $36K per year on average. Survey participants who have worked at National Park Service Park for between five and 10 years earn $52K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of National Park Service Park employees (35 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn approximately $88K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($106K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Omaha, Neb. (about $87K), Fort Collins, Colo. (around $86K), and Boston, Mass. ($78K) are the next top-paying cities. San Francisco, Calif. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $64K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. National Park Service Park workers in District of Columbia earn the most — $106K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $84K annually for Facility Management Professional Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning an OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holder certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $76K per year on average. The best paid folks at National Park Service Park have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), earning $94K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Budget Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $78K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to one-fourth of National Park Service Park's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with People Management, Facility Maintenance & Coordination, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 43 percent receiving paid vacation and one-half receiving sick leave. A strong majority of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For a solid majority of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and half get dental coverage, too. National Park Service Park employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.