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Fish and Game Wardens in North Carolina

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

4.3% Jobs Projection
$39,860 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Fish and Game Wardens in North Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Fish and Game Wardens in North Carolina is growing slower than average.

  • Fish and Game Wardens in North Carolina earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Fish and Game Wardens Work in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, there were 370 people working as Fish and Game Wardens in the year 2018.

There were 350 Fish and Game Wardens employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Fish and Game Wardens in NC Employment Trend

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

Fish and Game Wardens in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Fish and Game Wardens in this state are growing at a rate of 4.3% which is similar to nationwide projections.

Job Projections for Fish and Game Wardens: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 40 annual Fish and Game Wardens job openings in North Carolina, and 480 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Fish and Game Wardens Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Fish and Game Wardens ranged from $35,680 to $49,570 with $39,860 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.15 to $23.83. The median hourly rate was $19.17.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.84 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.33.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Fish and Game Wardens Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina Metros for Fish and Game Wardens

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Fish and Game Wardens.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 $45,190

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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