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Fish Protector Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$67,472 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fish Protector is $67,472 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Fish Protector is between $48,735 and $83,056. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Patrols assigned area to prevent game law violations, investigate reports of damage to crops and property by wildlife, and compile biological data.
  • Travels through area by car, boat, airplane, horse, and on foot to observe persons engaged in taking fish and game, to ensure method and equipment used are lawful, and to apprehend violators.
  • Investigates reports of fish and game law violations and issues warnings or citations.
  • Serves warrants, makes arrests, and prepares and presents evidence in court actions.
  • Seizes equipment used in fish and game law violations and arranges for disposition of fish and game illegally taken or possessed.
  • Collects and reports information on condition of fish and wildlife in their habitat, availability of game food and cover, and suspected pollution of waterways.
  • Investigates hunting accidents and files reports of findings.
  • Addresses schools and civic groups to disseminate information and promote public relations.
  • May enlist aid of sporting groups in such programs as lake and stream rehabilitation, and game habitat improvement.
  • May assist in promoting hunter safety training by arranging for materials and instructors.
  • May be designated according to specialty as fish protector; game protector; or according to assigned patrol as fish-and-game warden, marine patrol.
Fish Protector Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Fish and Game Wardens

Job family population: 6,020

Estimated population of Fish Protector jobs: 4,932

Rate of error: 2.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Fish Protector Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Senior Product Designer UX (Pivotal Labs)
Feb 25
Chicago, IL, USA
... how to fish. You are working with a cross-disciplinary product team and pair with everyone ... protected by applicable law.
May 17
Schiller Park, IL, USA
Gate Gourmet
Ability to handle fish, beef, pork, poultry, shellfish and other food products. * Ability to work ... category protected under applicable law. For further information regarding Equal Employment ...
Payroll and Benefits Coordinator
Mar 14
Carol Stream, IL, USA
Our culture is based on the FISH! philosophy, which encourages four simple practices: Be There ... Maintains employee confidence and protects operations by keeping human resource information ...
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