Park Ranger Salary in the US

$39,542
per year
per hour
$19.01
per hour
per year

Park Ranger - Average Salary

The average salary for a Park Ranger is $39,542 per year ($19.01 per hour), which is $13,948 (-26%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Park Ranger can expect an average starting salary of $22,955. The highest salaries can exceed $180,240.
$22,955
Low
$39,542
Average salary
$180,240
High
$11.04
Low
$19.01
Average salary
$86.65
High

Park Ranger Salary Range

Low
$22,955
Average salary
$39,542
Experienced
$54,173
High
$180,240
Low
$11.04
Average salary
$19.01
Experienced
$26.04
High
$86.65
Among US Park Rangers, Seasonal Park Rangers and Interpretive Park Rangers working for State or National Parks tend to have the lowest salaries, while professionals like Law Enforcement Park Rangers and NYC Park Rangers enjoy the highest salaries.

Park Ranger - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Urban Park Ranger$61K/year
+53% 
Law Enforcement Park Ranger$41K/year
+3% 
Interpretive Park Ranger$38K/year
 -4%
Yellowstone Park Ranger$34K/year
 -14%
Seasonal Park Ranger$31K/year
 -21%

Park Ranger - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Park Ranger with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $26,000 per year. A mid career Park Ranger with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $37,000, while an experienced Park Ranger with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $54,000. Park Rangers with more than 20 years of experience earn $69,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Park Ranger

Late Career▲ +74%
Experienced▲ +37%
Average Salary$39,542/year
Mid Career▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -34%

Gender Breakdown

Female
21%
Male
79%

Park Ranger - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Park Ranger jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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