Park Ranger

Park Rangers are responsible for supervising and managing government or privately owned parks, scenic areas, and nature reserves. On average, a Park Ranger earns $68,604 per annum.

As a Park Ranger, you'll work to preserve the natural environment of the park as well as ensuring the safety of visitors and enforcing park rules.

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Average salary
$68,604 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Min average salary
$60,000 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Max average salary
$77,209 P/A

Source: (March 2016)
Job growth

Projection: 11% more Park Rangers employed in Australia in 2018 (compared to 2013)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as a Park Ranger are:

  • QLD: 23%
  • NSW: 22%
  • VIC: 18%

Key skills required
  • Able to make accurate observations and recordings
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to organise and supervise work
  • Enjoy dealing with people
  • Able to handle animals with confidence and patience
  • Interested in land management and natural conservation
  • Enjoy science
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all conditions
  • Mechanical aptitude


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