Salary for Fish and Game Wardens

Also known as:  Conservation Enforcement Officer, Fish and Game Warden, Fish and Wildlife Warden, Fish Warden, Game Warden, Wildlife and Game Protector, Wildlife Control Agent, Wildlife Officer

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Fish and game wardens are charged with the responsibility of compiling biological data related to fish, game and wildlife. They investigate damage that is done to property or crops and patrol designated areas to prevent criminal violations related to fish and game laws. They must be willing to patrol by vehicle, air travel or foot in order to uphold fish and fame laws as well as prevent violations of these regulations. They work closely with hunters and trappers by promoting safe practices or organizing training sessions to these individuals to partake in. They communicate regularly in their community on behalf of fish and game protection. They also investigate hunting accidents and issue citation in the case of regulation violations. A bachelor's degree is required for employment in this professional post.

A Fish or Game Warden will normally receive average salaries in a range of 40000 and 60000 based on tenure level. Fish and Game Wardens usually receive salaries of Fifty Five Thousand Seven Hundred dollars per annum.

Fish and Game Wardens are compensated at the highest average salary in Maryland, where they get a compensation of approximately $67430.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.36 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Fish and Game Wardens tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $55,650
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Public Administration $55,650
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