There are currently an estimated 7,000 fish and game wardens in the United States. The fish and game warden job market is expected to grow by 4.3% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are fish and game wardens?

CareerExplorer rates fish and game wardens with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 3,800 fish and game wardens. That number is based on 300 additional fish and game wardens, and the retirement of 3,500 existing fish and game wardens.

What’s the supply of fish and game wardens?

The fish and game warden industry is concentrated in Texas, New York, California

Fish and Game Warden job market by state

State Name Employed Fish and Game Wardens
Texas 470
New York 390
California 360
North Carolina 350
Virginia 230
Georgia 200
Michigan 200
Oklahoma 150
Washington 150
Alabama 140
Ohio 130
Maine 130
Iowa 120
Illinois 120
Kansas 110
South Dakota 110
Montana 100
Arizona 100
Massachusetts 90
Idaho 90
Hawaii 90
New Mexico 80
Wyoming 80
Connecticut 80
North Dakota 70
Mississippi 40
Nevada 40
Vermont 40
South Carolina 40
Oregon 30