Average Park Ranger Salary

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The average salary for a Park Ranger is $39,757.
MEDIAN $39,757
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$26k - $61k
$51 - $5k
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$21k - $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.

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Popular Skills for Park Ranger

Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Policies and Procedures, 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 $32,000 based on 35 salaries. An early career Park Ranger with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35,424 based on 82 salaries. A mid-career Park Ranger with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,307 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Park Ranger with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,445 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,000.

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