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Average Park Ranger Salary

$39,479
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$300
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The average salary for a Park Ranger is $39,479.
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$27k
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$39k
90%
$62k
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$23k - $61k
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What Do Park Rangers Do?

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

3.7 out of 5
(26)
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What Are Popular Skills for Park Rangers?

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.

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 Ranger with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,823 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Park Ranger with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,603 based on 29 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 26.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Maryland, Maryland (14.0% more) and Denver, Colorado (6.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 180 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.7%
Early Career
41.7%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
16.1%
Late Career
5.6%