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Fish and Game Wardens in Iowa

Want to work in Iowa as a Fish and Game Warden? Read this first!

$70,250 Median Salary
10 Job Openings
  • Fish and Game Wardens in Iowa earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Fish and Game Wardens Work in Iowa?

In 2018, there were 130 Fish and Game Wardens working in the state.

There were 120 Fish and Game Wardens employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 110 Fish and Game Wardens working in it, which means Iowa has more Fish and Game Wardens than average.


Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Fish and Game Wardens in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 4.3%.


Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 10 annual job openings, and 130 total jobs in 2026 for Fish and Game Wardens in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 700 annual jobs and 7,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Fish and Game Wardens Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Fish and Game Wardens ranged from $53,920 to $74,190 with $70,250 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.92 to $35.67. The median hourly rate was $33.78.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $33.67 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.11.

The median salary in Iowa is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top States for Fish and Game Wardens Employment

View the list below to see where most Fish and Game Wardens work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 460 $70,970
New York 400 $69,220
North Carolina 370 $39,860
California 350 $79,780
Wisconsin 340 $49,360
Virginia 210 $48,750
Michigan 200 $64,170
Georgia 200 $58,660
Indiana 170 $60,430
Oklahoma 160 $50,340
Alabama 140 $48,750
Ohio 130 $64,820
Iowa 130 $70,250
Maine 130 $61,470
South Dakota 110 $44,930
Kansas 110 $42,740
Illinois 110 $89,740
West Virginia 110 $46,090
Arizona 110 $52,800
Washington 100 $79,960

Below are the states where Fish and Game Wardens get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Illinois $89,740
Washington $79,960
California $79,780
Rhode Island $75,430
Texas $70,970
Iowa $70,250
New York $69,220
Ohio $64,820
Michigan $64,170
Wyoming $63,020

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