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Law, Compliance, and Public Safety | Fish / Game Warden

Fish / Game Warden

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Fish or Game Warden uses authority as a law enforcement official to enforce fishing and hunting laws. Patrols outdoor areas approved for hunting or fishing, checks for violations regarding weapons, licenses or catch limits. Works to protect people and other wildlife in hunting areas. May help with search and rescue operations.

Job Outlook

There were 0 Fish / Game Warden job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 109 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Fish / Game Warden industry, which includes the Fish / Game Warden career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Fish / Game Warden jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $50,462.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $50,462.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Fish / Game Warden postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $42,042.

Education and Experience

Posted Fish / Game Warden jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree8.26%
Bachelor's Degree35.78%
Master's Degree0.92%
Doctoral Degree0.92%
Other25.69%

Posted Fish / Game Warden jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years17.54%
3 to 5 years77.19%
6 to 8 years5.26%
9+ years0%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Fish / Game Warden positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Investigation (21.1%)
  • Research (20.18%)
  • Customer Service (20.18%)
  • Communication (20.18%)
  • Operations (20.18%)
  • Management (19.27%)
  • Writing (14.68%)
  • Problem Solving (13.76%)
  • Coordinating (11.93%)
  • Planning (10.09%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Law Enforcement (34.04%)
  • Commercialization (29.79%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Optometry (6.38%)
  • Biology (14.89%)
  • Psychology (5.32%)
  • Criminal Procedure (9.57%)
  • Wildlife Management (20.21%)
  • Wildlife Conservation (18.09%)
  • Legal Interpretation (4.26%)
  • Emergency Response (13.83%)
  • Performance Review (7.45%)
  • Procedural Laws (4.26%)
  • Wildlife Biology (6.38%)
  • Fish Conservation (8.51%)
  • Transplanting (5.32%)
  • Criminal Law (4.26%)
  • Search Warrant (10.64%)
  • Zoology (7.45%)
  • Site Security (11.7%)
  • Use Of Force (8.51%)
  • Electronic Systems (4.26%)
  • Conflict Management (4.26%)
  • Setting Appointments (4.26%)
  • All Terrain Vehicles (7.45%)
  • Patrolling (6.38%)
  • Electronics (4.26%)
  • Sociology (4.26%)
  • Mental Health (4.26%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Commercialization (46.67%)
  • Law Enforcement (53.33%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Fish / Game Warden skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Game Warden
  • Mall Security Officer
  • Fish and Wildlife Technician
  • Sergeant Investigator
  • Patrolman
  • Service Experience Representative
  • Video Game Tester
  • Promotions Manager
  • Safety Officer
  • Hunting Manager

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Fish / Game Warden jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • State of California (19)
  • Allied Universal (10)
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (10)
  • Department Of Fish And Wildlife (9)
  • Maine State Library (7)
  • State of Nevada (6)
  • State of Montana (5)
  • State of Wyoming (4)
  • State of Vermont (3)
  • State Of New Mexico (3)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!