Becoming a Game Warden via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School is a US school (accredited) offering forestry courses to train individuals to become top-notch forest technicians, foresters, urban foresters, area foresters, fire prevention foresters, chief unit foresters, environmental protection foresters, forestry technicians, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 7,530 people employed as fish and game wardens alone in America, and their average annual salary is $54,950. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Game Warden Salary Information

Category: Fish and game wardens

Total # Employed in the US 7,530
Average Hourly Wage: $26.42/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$14.87 $17.94 $23.46 $28.9 $42.85
Average Yearly Salary $54,950
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$30,920 $37,310 $48,800 $60,110 $89,130
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
4.0% 29.3% 25.1% 9.5% 26.5% 5.0% 0.6%
Fish and game wardens — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Mississippi $32.42/hr $67,430
Colorado $31.6/hr $65,730
New York $29.63/hr $61,620
Kentucky $26.08/hr $54,240
Iowa $25.08/hr $52,160
South Carolina $24.22/hr $50,380
Wisconsin $23.82/hr $49,540
Louisiana $23.76/hr $49,420
Wyoming $23.53/hr $48,950
Alabama $23.06/hr $47,970
Pennsylvania $22.2/hr $46,180
Massachusetts $21.93/hr $45,620
Oregon $21.51/hr $44,740
Missouri $21.07/hr $43,820
New Jersey $20.39/hr $42,420
Michigan $19.55/hr $40,660
Hawaii $18.94/hr $39,400
Maryland $18.89/hr $39,300
Ohio $18.38/hr $38,240
South Dakota $18.26/hr $37,980
West Virginia $17.7/hr $36,820
Idaho $16.39/hr $34,080


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