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Āpiha Papa Atawhai

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Rangers supervise, maintain, enhance and protect conservation areas such as forests, coasts, wetlands, national parks, maritime parks, regional parks, reserves, and sites of historical or cultural importance.


Entry level rangers usually earn

$33K-$42K per year

Experienced rangers usually earn

$35K-$47K per year

Source: Department of Conservation.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a ranger are average - although vacancies appear regularly, competition for jobs is strong.
Tamsin Bruce abseiling down a tree in a forest

Rangers need to spend a lot of time in the field

Last updated 9 June 2017