Compare National Park Service vs US Forest Service BETA

See how US Forest Service vs. National Park Service compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 363 reviews)
3.7
(based on 217 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.2
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
3.2
Work-life balance
3.5
3.6
Senior Management
2.8
3.3
Culture & Values
3.8
3.6
CEO Approval
National Park Service Ceo Michael T. Reynolds
66%Michael T. Reynolds
US Forest Service Ceo Thomas L. Tidwell
56%Thomas L. Tidwell
% Recommend to a friend
81%
73%
Positive Business Outlook
44%
37%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Biological Science Technician14 Salaries
$16/hr
Park Ranger20 Salaries
$43,075/yr
Maintenance Worker8 Salaries
$21/hr
Forestry Technician9 Salaries
$16/hr
Firefighter2 Salaries
$14/hr
Electronics Technician2 Salaries
$57,822/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Beautiful places"(in 29 reviews)
"Visitors"(in 25 reviews)
"Work outside"(in 22 reviews)
"Great people"(in 15 reviews)
Cons
"Parks"(in 26 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 21 reviews)
"Permanent positions"(in 10 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 10 reviews)
Featured Review

I have been working at National Park Service

Pros

Like to work out doors

Cons

Beautifying the community helps others to engage

"Fun summer job"Nov 1, 2019

Former Employee - Forestry Technician

I worked at US Forest Service full-time for more than a year

Pros

Very independent work with varied tasks

Cons

general inflexibility of federal employment

Job Postings