Fish and Game Wardens

risk level
Based on 51 votes
-3.5 %
by year 2032
or $29.03 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

1.1% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

20% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 1.1% chance of automation.

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Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Fish and Game Wardens' job openings is expected to decline 3.5% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Fish and Game Wardens' was $60,380, or $29 per hour

'Fish and Game Wardens' were paid 25.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 6,290 people employed as 'Fish and Game Wardens' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 24 thousand people are employed as 'Fish and Game Wardens'.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 33-3031.00


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L Lozier says
There is no way that a robot can patrol the woods and deal with a bear like a human. Don't want the robo-warden to take your drugs? Push the thing over. What's it going to do against a bear, give it a fine?
Feb 10, 2021 at 05:42 PM
Balke (No chance) says
There is no way a robot could patrol the woods like humans can
Jan 24, 2020 at 05:53 PM

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