Fish and Game Wardens
Wages & Outlook
Wages increase as workers advance in the government ranking system. Wages also vary by experience and level of responsibility. Special agents earn more than other wardens.
Fish and game wardens usually receive benefits such as paid vacation and sick leave. They may also receive health insurance and a retirement plan.
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In Minnesota, about 72 fish and game wardens work in this very small occupation.
- State and local government agencies
- Federal government agencies (U.S. Fish and Wildlife or National Park Service)
The number of jobs in this field is related to the amount of money state or federal governments spend on fish and game management. This amount depends on what issues are priorities locally or nationally. In addition, funding depends on whether elected officials see wildlife management as an important issue.