As the hunting season ramps up in the spring, it’s time to take a look at what jobs are open and what they pay.
We asked ESPN’s Inside Hunting series to rank the jobs available to hunters across the country, based on job titles and hourly wages.
The list was then weighted to reflect the average wage of hunters per hour worked.
This ranked each state and county, and was then compared to the average hourly pay for hunters in the U.S. The ranking below is based on the average annual pay for a hunter per hunter per year in each state.
States that have a lot of hunters in their midst are California, New York, Florida and Arizona.
They are all ranked highly, with the average pay for hunting in each of these states as the highest in the country.
In total, there are nearly 9,000 jobs available in the United States, according to Inside Hunting.
We’ve added the top five jobs and ranked them by their average annual wage.
For hunters in Arizona, the average salary is $25,900 per year, which is the highest for the state in the nation.
For hunters in New York state, the median annual salary is slightly above $30,000 per year.
For the rest of the country there are a few more positions available, though they tend to be lower paying.
For example, hunters in Nevada are paying a median of $18,000 a year, well below the national average of $22,000.
For hunter in New Hampshire, the minimum salary is the same as the national median, which also puts the state at the top of the list.
We’ve also included a link to the full rankings below, along with a breakdown of the top 10 jobs in each states pay scale.