Fish and game wardens are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, fish and game wardens rate their career happiness 3.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 18% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy fish and game wardens are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Beekeeper
3.9
$29k
Rancher
3.9
$26k
Aquarist
3.8
$28k
Fish and game warden
3.8
$58k
Organic farmer
3.8
$24k
Zoo educator
3.7
$25k
Farm manager
3.7
$66k
Wildlife enforcement officer
3.6
$56k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are fish and game wardens happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do fish and game wardens find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as fish and game wardens?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are fish and game warden’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are fish and game wardens making the best use of their abilities?

Are fish and game wardens happy with their salary?