Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Park Ranger is $39,691
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Park Rangers?
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 $35,551 based on 30 salaries. An early career Park Ranger with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35,738 based on 75 salaries. A mid-career Park …Read more
What Do Park Rangers Do?
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.
In the role of law enforcement or first …Read more
- 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.