Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens

Patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,180 0.6 % $26.77 $55,670 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.24 $18.44 $24.07 $29.65 $38.98
Annual Wage (2) $31,710 $38,360 $50,070 $61,680 $81,080


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 6,360 0.28 $27.02 $56,210
Local Government (OES Designation) 820 0.01 $24.78 $51,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 6,360 0.28 $27.02 $56,210
Local Government (OES Designation) 820 0.01 $24.78 $51,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 6,360 0.28 $27.02 $56,210
Local Government (OES Designation) 820 0.01 $24.78 $51,550


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 560 0.08 1.39 $19.64 $40,860
Georgia 480 0.13 2.27 $16.01 $33,310
Texas 430 0.04 0.75 $25.47 $52,980
Louisiana 240 0.13 2.31 $22.80 $47,420
Virginia 220 0.06 1.10 $21.50 $44,730




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 110 0.27 4.80 $18.03 $37,490
Wyoming 70 0.26 4.73 $25.18 $52,370
Maine 140 0.24 4.20 $20.34 $42,300
Montana 90 0.22 3.87 $20.24 $42,110
Idaho 120 0.20 3.57 $22.67 $47,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 120 0.05 0.86 $33.37 $69,410
Washington 110 0.04 0.71 $29.41 $61,180
North Dakota 50 0.14 2.52 $26.17 $54,440
Texas 430 0.04 0.75 $25.47 $52,980
Wyoming 70 0.26 4.73 $25.18 $52,370





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 120 0.10 1.71 $33.37 $69,410
Tallahassee, FL 90 0.54 9.69 $24.00 $49,910
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 30 0.04 0.73 (8) (8)
Jacksonville, FL 30 0.05 0.96 $17.17 $35,710




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tallahassee, FL 90 0.54 9.69 $24.00 $49,910
Baltimore-Towson, MD 120 0.10 1.71 $33.37 $69,410
Jacksonville, FL 30 0.05 0.96 $17.17 $35,710
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 30 0.04 0.73 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 120 0.10 1.71 $33.37 $69,410
Tallahassee, FL 90 0.54 9.69 $24.00 $49,910
Jacksonville, FL 30 0.05 0.96 $17.17 $35,710

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 6.75 $21.63 $44,990
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 10.71 $18.27 $38,010
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 5.26 $18.47 $38,430
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 9.90 $16.76 $34,850
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.58 10.31 $19.47 $40,500

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.88 15.77 $18.22 $37,890
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 10.71 $18.27 $38,010
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.58 10.31 $19.47 $40,500
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 9.90 $16.76 $34,850
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 6.75 $21.63 $44,990

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 6.75 $21.63 $44,990
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.58 10.31 $19.47 $40,500
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 5.26 $18.47 $38,430
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 10.71 $18.27 $38,010
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.88 15.77 $18.22 $37,890


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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