Salary for Fish and Game Wardens

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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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 most likely earn wages that can range from $29,880 to $81,960 depending on the level of seniority. will normally receive a salary of fifty-seven thousand eight hundred and ten dollars annually.

are compensated highest in California, where they can earn an average pay rate of near $88,150. People in this job function can make the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they can get compensation, on average, of $57,810.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.76 percent nationwide in that time.


Fish and Game Wardens tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
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