Park Ranger - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Park Ranger"How much does a Park Ranger in the federal government get paid? $74,533.70* *Based on the 2020 average.
Park Ranger was the 74th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 3,561 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Park Ranger, with an average salary of $76,968.
Government Park Ranger jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions the duties of which are to supervise, manage, and/or perform work in the conservation and use of Federal park resources. This involves functions such as park conservation; natural, historical, and cultural resource management; and the development and operation of interpretive and recreational programs for the benefit of the visiting public. Duties characteristically include assignments such as: forest and structural fire control; protection of property from natural or visitor related depredation; dissemination to visitors of general, historical, or scientific information; folk art and craft demonstrations; control of traffic and visitor use of facilities; enforcement of laws and regulations; investigation of violations, complaints, trespass/encroachment, and accidents; search and rescue missions; and management activities related to resources such as wildlife, lakeshores, seashores, forests, historic buildings, battlefields, archeological properties, and recreation areas.
Agencies that have hired a Park Ranger
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|National Park Service||3,049||$76,968.22|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||256||$70,950.42|
|Bureau of Land Management||217||$49,335.58|
|Bureau of Reclamation||19||$53,909.89|
Park Ranger Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Park Ranger is $74,533.70. The highest paid Park Ranger made $197,300 in 2020.
Common Park Ranger Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Park Ranger Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||2,787|
|GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate||770|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||4|
|Occupation Family:||0000 MISCELLANEOUS OCCUPATIONS GROUP|
Average Park Ranger Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Park Ranger was $48,662. Since then, the average pay has increased to $74,534 in 2020.
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