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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,360
25th Percentile Wage
$42,010
50th Percentile Wage
$51,730
75th Percentile Wage
$65,610
90th Percentile Wage
$77,440

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 $77,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,360. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 125% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fish and game wardens from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,730-2.03%7.08%
201552,7803.60%-
201450,8804.17%-
201348,7601.42%-
201248,070--

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
$51,730

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 $36,000 to $88,550. The highest paying state for fish and game wardens is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $88,550. The lowest paying state is North Carolina with a median annual salary of $36,000. 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
New Jersey
$88,550
Maryland
$80,390
California
$75,730
New York
$70,690
Washington
$67,810
Texas
$66,210
Nevada
$59,840
Tennessee
$59,180
Ohio
$58,940
Hawaii
$57,870
Connecticut
$57,490
Vermont
$55,040
Idaho
$51,920
Maine
$51,610
Delaware
$49,820
Oklahoma
$48,720
Arkansas
$47,870
Alabama
$46,910
Wisconsin
$46,770
Arizona
$46,410
Virginia
$45,990
Montana
$45,190
South Dakota
$42,780
New Mexico
$42,620
North Dakota
$42,420
Massachusetts
$41,250
Florida
$37,060
Georgia
$36,140
North Carolina
$36,000



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