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Fish and Game Wardens in Texas

Considering a career as a Fish and Game Warden in Texas?

12.5% Jobs Projection
$70,970 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Fish and Game Wardens in Texas is growing faster than average.

  • Fish and Game Wardens in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Fish and Game Wardens Work in Texas?

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

There were 470 Fish and Game Wardens employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Fish and Game Wardens in TX Employment Trend

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

Fish and Game Wardens in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Fish and Game Wardens in this state are growing at a rate of 12.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.3%.

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

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 50 annual job openings, and 540 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Fish and Game Wardens ranged from $45,010 to $77,540 with $70,970 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.64 to $37.28. The median hourly rate was $34.12.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.76 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.36.

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

Fish and Game Wardens Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 30 $66,270

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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