Fish and Game Wardens (33-3031)

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

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 239252 5.41 79
United States 6,2006,300 1.910 190200

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 28.1618.8322.23 27.1233.2038.40

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
121 8.316.7 8.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation4
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 54
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Artic Survival: Wilderness & Outdoor Awareness Preparedness
Cold Water Survival
Cold Water Survival & Egress
Helicopter Underwater Egress Training - HUET

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Prince William Sound   (Valdez)
Fisheries/Aquaculture CT1
Fisheries/Aquaculture CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Fisheries BA
Fisheries BS
Fisheries MS
Fisheries PHD
Fisheries Science BS
Fisheries Science MS
Science Management MS
Wildlife Biology & Conservation PhD

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Fisheries Technology AAS
Fisheries Technology CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Fisheries Technology AAS
Fisheries Technology OEC