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Fish and Game Wardens Salary Information

The salary statistics of fish and game wardens are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of fish and game wardens within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The fish and game wardens annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Fish and Game Wardens Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,170
25th Percentile Wage
$46,230
50th Percentile Wage
$56,410
75th Percentile Wage
$69,060
90th Percentile Wage
$79,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fish and game wardens. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) fish and game wardens is $79,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,170. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 103% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fish and game wardens from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,410
8.30% 14.78%
2016
$51,730
-2.03% -
2015
$52,780
3.60% -
2014
$50,880
4.17% -
2013
$48,760
1.42% -
2012
$48,070
- -

Table 2. Fish and Game Wardens Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of fish and game wardens in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,410

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Fish and Game Wardens by States

From the above tables we note that not only fish and game wardens salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of fish and game wardens in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $36,140 to $90,650. The highest paying state for fish and game wardens is Illinois with a median annual salary of $90,650. The lowest paying state is Georgia with a median annual salary of $36,140. For more salary information of fish and game wardens profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Illinois
$90,650
New Jersey
$88,550
Maryland
$80,390
Washington
$78,140
California
$77,900
Iowa
$70,030
Hawaii
$69,620
New York
$69,530
Texas
$66,060
Wyoming
$63,430
Michigan
$62,110
Connecticut
$61,130
Maine
$60,680
Ohio
$60,310
Nevada
$60,180
Tennessee
$59,180
North Dakota
$57,860
Vermont
$57,030
Idaho
$56,280
Arizona
$53,340
Oregon
$50,200
Delaware
$49,820
Oklahoma
$49,490
Louisiana
$49,380
Montana
$48,770
Arkansas
$47,870
Indiana
$47,750
Wisconsin
$46,990
Alabama
$46,990
Virginia
$45,430
South Dakota
$44,920
South Carolina
$44,800
Kansas
$42,600
Massachusetts
$42,440
New Mexico
$41,310
West Virginia
$40,030
Mississippi
$39,410
North Carolina
$39,190
Florida
$37,060
Georgia
$36,140



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