Salary for Hunters and Trappers

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Hunters and trappers play a valuable role helping maintain wildlife population. This is especially beneficial in areas where wildlife can cause damage or endanger the health of the public. Hunters and trappers hunt and trap wild animals which are then used for fur, bait, feed and more. With the capture of these animals scientific research can also be conducted. There is no education required to work as hunters and trappers, with on-the-job training sufficient enough to provide you the tools required for the position. Honest, ethical and hard-working are three qualities of hunters and trappers. It is also required that hunters and trappers be dependable, independent and creative.

A Hunter or Trapper can get salaries in a range of $24,090 - $48,950 based on experience and education levels. usually receive an average salary of thirty-three thousand three hundred and ten dollars on a yearly basis.

have the best average compensation in Alaska, where they can get average pay scales of just about $50,560. People with this job title are paid most highly in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can earn wages of $45,000.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 61.50 percent nationwide in that time.


Hunters and Trappers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Public Administration
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Wholesale Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
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