Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
5,820 0.7 % $25.61 $53,260 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.70 $19.57 $24.46 $29.96 $36.39
Annual Wage (2) $32,660 $40,700 $50,880 $62,320 $75,690


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) 5,290 0.24 $26.14 $54,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 530 0.01 $20.27 $42,160

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) 5,290 0.24 $26.14 $54,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 530 0.01 $20.27 $42,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 5,290 0.24 $26.14 $54,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 530 0.01 $20.27 $42,160


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)
Texas 450 0.04 0.92 $28.17 $58,590
Georgia 390 0.10 2.28 $17.01 $35,390
New York 380 0.04 1.00 $31.85 $66,250
California 380 0.02 0.58 $34.23 $71,190
North Carolina 280 0.07 1.61 $18.32 $38,110




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)
Montana 130 0.29 6.68 $19.69 $40,950
Wyoming 70 0.26 5.95 $27.04 $56,250
South Dakota 110 0.26 6.03 $18.66 $38,810
Maine 120 0.21 4.86 $21.38 $44,460
Idaho 100 0.16 3.83 $21.86 $45,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 140 0.02 0.56 $46.58 $96,880
California 380 0.02 0.58 $34.23 $71,190
Maryland 140 0.05 1.23 $33.77 $70,230
Tennessee 130 0.05 1.08 $32.93 $68,490
New York 380 0.04 1.00 $31.85 $66,250





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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.61 $21.47 $44,660
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.36 $31.61 $65,740
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 50 0.06 1.37 $38.19 $79,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 50 0.02 0.49 $17.23 $35,850
Oklahoma City, OK 50 0.08 1.90 $21.12 $43,930
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.79 $26.14 $54,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.55 $25.14 $52,300
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 1.55 $32.33 $67,250
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 40 0.04 0.87 $24.47 $50,900
Honolulu, HI 30 0.08 1.76 $26.70 $55,540




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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.61 $21.47 $44,660
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.08 1.85 $18.57 $38,620
Oklahoma City, OK 50 0.08 1.90 $21.12 $43,930
Honolulu, HI 30 0.08 1.76 $26.70 $55,540
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 1.55 $32.33 $67,250
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 50 0.06 1.37 $38.19 $79,440
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.36 $31.61 $65,740
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 40 0.04 0.87 $24.47 $50,900
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.79 $26.14 $54,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.55 $25.14 $52,300




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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 50 0.06 1.37 $38.19 $79,440
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 1.55 $32.33 $67,250
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.36 $31.61 $65,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 30 0.01 0.27 $29.65 $61,670
Honolulu, HI 30 0.08 1.76 $26.70 $55,540
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.79 $26.14 $54,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.55 $25.14 $52,300
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 40 0.04 0.87 $24.47 $50,900
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 30 0.02 0.41 $23.99 $49,890
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.61 $21.47 $44,660

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 10.45 $16.52 $34,370
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 8.95 $32.63 $67,860
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.18 4.12 $21.69 $45,120
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.34 7.88 $21.95 $45,660
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 5.19 $28.84 $59,990

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)
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 1.03 24.00 $16.81 $34,970
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.81 18.70 $21.55 $44,830
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 11.79 $21.56 $44,830
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 11.82 $17.12 $35,610
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 10.65 $26.22 $54,550

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 8.95 $32.63 $67,860
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 5.19 $28.84 $59,990
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 4.27 $28.10 $58,450
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 10.65 $26.22 $54,550
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 9.14 $24.79 $51,570


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015