Fish and Game Wardens


Salary Median (2017)


Projected Job Growth (2016-2026)

+4.3% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree


Roadtrip Nation Leaders in This Career

What Fish and Game Wardens Do

Patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.

Other Job Titles Fish and Game Wardens May Have

District Wildlife Manager, Fisheries Enforcement Officer, Game Warden, Law Enforcement Officer (LEO), Natural Resource Officer, State Game Warden, State Wildlife Officer, Wildlife Conservation Officer, Wildlife Manager, Wildlife Officer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Game Warden ,


Conservation law enforcement and state law enforcement.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Patrol assigned areas by car, boat, airplane, horse, or on foot to enforce game, fish, or boating laws or to manage wildlife programs, lakes, or land.
  • Protect and preserve native wildlife, plants, or ecosystems.
  • Promote or provide hunter or trapper safety training.
  • Provide assistance to other local law enforcement agencies as required.
  • Address schools, civic groups, sporting clubs, or the media to disseminate information concerning wildlife conservation and regulations.

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