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
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
3% by 2020
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Park Ranger are:
NSW 25.3%
VIC 19.8%
QLD 22.4%

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
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

This course will validate your experience in the industry. Study online in the comfort of your own home, without needing to visit a campus.

  • Diploma of Conservation and Land Management (AHC51116)