Park Ranger

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.

Salary range
Average salary $68,604
salary range
$60,000
$68,604
$77,209
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
3% by 2020
3%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Park Ranger are:
NSW
NSW 25.3%
VIC
VIC 19.8%
QLD
QLD 22.4%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Park Ranger are:
  • 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
Source: myfuture.edu.au
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Get job ready and become a specialist in parks and wildlife with a nationally recognised course.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

If you're looking to move up in the industry into management positions, then a Diploma may be the way to go.

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