Average Park Ranger Salary

$39,665
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$254
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The average salary for a Park Ranger is $39,665.
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$26k
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$40k
90%
$61k
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$26k - $61k
Bonus
$25 - $5k
Total Pay
$22k - $60k

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Job Description for Park Ranger

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.

Job Satisfaction for Park Ranger

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Popular Skills for Park Ranger

Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication and Security Policies and Procedures are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management, Maintenance and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Park Ranger

An entry-level Park Ranger with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $34,653 based on 33 salaries. An early career Park Ranger with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36,155 based on 71 salaries. A mid-career Park Ranger with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,311 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Park Ranger with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,445 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $46,500.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Park Ranger in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 26.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Maryland, Maryland (13.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (30.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 182 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.1%
Early Career
39.0%
Mid Career
20.9%
Experienced
16.5%
Late Career
5.5%