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How Much Does a Ranger Earn In The United States?

Ranger Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$34,000
$24,000
$34,000
$47,000
Rangers in the United States make an average salary of $34,201 per year or $16.44 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $24,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $47,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, California, Hawaii, New York, and North Dakota provide the highest ranger salaries.
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Where Rangers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where rangers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Rangers Earn In Different Cities?

While a ranger can average a salary of $34,201 per year, or $16.44 per hour, there are many opportunities for rangers to make more. For example, in El Paso de Robles, CA you might make $49,066 per year. Other high-paying locations include Bend, OR, Boston, MA and Wheat Ridge, CO. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to El Paso de Robles, CA where the average starting salary is $28,000. The highest paying states for rangers include Alaska, California and Hawaii. Meanwhile, Arizona, Tennessee, and Oklahoma offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

El Paso de Robles, CA

Salary Range36k - 65k$49k$49,066

Bend, OR

Salary Range29k - 51k$39k$39,182

Boston, MA

Salary Range28k - 46k$36k$36,166

Wheat Ridge, CO

Salary Range27k - 44k$35k$34,576

Manheim, PA

Salary Range25k - 46k$35k$34,556

Chicago, IL

Salary Range26k - 43k$34k$33,788

Annapolis, MD

Salary Range25k - 44k$33k$33,443

Carlsbad, NM

Salary Range25k - 42k$33k$33,202

Arlington, VA

Salary Range21k - 37k$28k$28,451

Clermont, FL

Salary Range21k - 35k$27k$27,420
$20k
$65k

High Paying Ranger Jobs

Which Companies Pay Rangers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like ServiceNow and Thousand Trails as they offer the highest salaries for rangers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
ServiceNow
Salary Range81k - 98k$90k$89,537
Thousand Trails
Salary Range36k - 47k$42k$41,611
Boy Scouts of America
Salary Range31k - 39k$35k$35,358
Sun Communities
Salary Range30k - 37k$34k$33,987
IDEA
Salary Range29k - 37k$33k$33,497
Lynx
Salary Range29k - 35k$32k$32,431
State of North Carolina
Salary Range23k - 29k$26k$26,454
State of Georgia
Salary Range23k - 29k$26k$25,972
Brazos Electric Power Cooperative
Salary Range22k - 28k$25k$25,301
United States Department of Agriculture
Salary Range21k - 28k$25k$24,898
$21k
$98k

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Ranger Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Ranger Salaries

    The salary for a ranger can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Ranger Salaries

    Location
    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Dcnr Ranger-Seasonal (Presque Isle State Park)
    Dcnr Ranger-Seasonal (Presque Isle State Park)
    Dcnr Ranger-Seasonal (Presque Isle State Park)
    Erie, PA
    Erie, PA
    01/20/2021
    01/20/2021
    $41,323
    $41,323
    01/20/2021
    Student Conservation Association
    Student Conservation Association
    Wilderness Ranger Crew
    Wilderness Ranger Crew
    Wilderness Ranger Crew
    Arlington, VA
    Arlington, VA
    01/13/2021
    01/13/2021
    $57,393
    $57,393
    01/13/2021
    Lake Ranger
    Lake Ranger
    Granbury, TX
    Granbury, TX
    11/26/2020
    11/26/2020
    $41,739
    $41,739
    11/26/2020
    Student Conservation Association
    Student Conservation Association
    Interpretation Ranger Participant
    Interpretation Ranger Participant
    Interpretation Ranger Participant
    Arlington, VA
    Arlington, VA
    11/13/2020
    11/13/2020
    $78,263
    $78,263
    11/13/2020
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Seasonal Dcnr Ranger (Tyler State Park)
    Seasonal Dcnr Ranger (Tyler State Park)
    Seasonal Dcnr Ranger (Tyler State Park)
    Newtown, PA
    Newtown, PA
    11/10/2020
    11/10/2020
    $41,323
    $41,323
    11/10/2020
    Winnetka Park District
    Winnetka Park District
    Starter/Ranger
    Starter/Ranger
    Starter/Ranger
    Winnetka, IL
    Winnetka, IL
    07/23/2020
    07/23/2020
    $20,870
    $20,870
    07/23/2020
    CSO Ranger
    CSO Ranger
    Wheat Ridge, CO
    Wheat Ridge, CO
    07/10/2020
    07/10/2020
    $37,566
    $37,566
    07/10/2020
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Dcnr Ranger (Moraine State Park Complex))
    Dcnr Ranger (Moraine State Park Complex))
    Dcnr Ranger (Moraine State Park Complex))
    Portersville, PA
    Portersville, PA
    06/16/2020
    06/16/2020
    $39,340
    $39,340
    06/16/2020
    National Older Worker Career Center
    National Older Worker Career Center
    Wilderness Ranger Lead
    Wilderness Ranger Lead
    Wilderness Ranger Lead
    Bridgeport, CA
    Bridgeport, CA
    05/30/2020
    05/30/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    05/30/2020
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Seasonal Dcnr Ranger (Worlds End State Park Complex)
    Seasonal Dcnr Ranger (Worlds End State Park Complex)
    Seasonal Dcnr Ranger (Worlds End State Park Complex)
    Forksville, PA
    Forksville, PA
    04/29/2020
    04/29/2020
    $39,340
    $39,340
    04/29/2020