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Fish and Game Wardens in South Dakota

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Fish and Game Wardens in South Dakota

Considering a career as a Fish and Game Warden in South Dakota?

$44,930 Median Salary
10 Job Openings
  • Fish and Game Wardens in South Dakota earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Fish and Game Wardens Work in South Dakota?

110 people worked as Fish and Game Wardens in 2018 in this state.

There were 110 Fish and Game Wardens employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.

Fish and Game Wardens in SD Employment Trend

The amount of Fish and Game Wardens working in the state is similar to the average state.

Fish and Game Wardens in SD vs. the Average State

Job Projections for South Dakota

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%.

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

South Dakota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 10 annual job openings, and 120 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 South Dakota?

In 2018 wages for Fish and Game Wardens ranged from $30,530 to $59,330 with $44,930 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.68 to $28.52. The median hourly rate was $21.6.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.6 an hour.

Wages between 2017 and 2018 did not increase or decrease.

The median salary in South Dakota is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Fish and Game Wardens Earnings: SD vs. National Average

Top States for Fish and Game Wardens Employment

The table below shows the states 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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