Aquatic Biologist Salary

For Aquatic Biologists, yearly average wages total $48K annually. For the most part, Aquatic Biologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Women make up a slight majority of Aquatic Biologists (55 percent) survey respondents.

$30,201 - $74,591
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$48K
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MEDIAN: $48,248
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$9.07 - $27.81
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$0$74K
Salary $30,201 - $74,591
Bonus $700
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$29,422 - $70,488
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.07 - $27.81
Overtime $22.96
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $700
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,422 - $70,488
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Aquatic Biologist

An aquatic biologist primarily studies the ecology and behaviors of living organisms, such as plants, animals, and microbes. The organisms are usually found in freshwater sources, including lakes, rivers, marshes, and wetlands. Aquatic biologists also study the composition of the water itself, as well as the effects of various conditions on aquatic life.

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Aquatic Biologist Tasks

  • Study the behavior, genetics, origins and diseases of marine wildlife.
  • Observe and analyze data pertaining to marine life.
  • May specialize in environmental cleanups, marine conservation or the rehabilitation of injured marine animals.
  • Conduct scientific experiments on-site and / or in a lab.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aquatic Biologist

Pay by Experience for an Aquatic Biologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Aquatic Biologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aquatic Biologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Aquatic Biologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 9 salaries. An Aquatic Biologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as an Aquatic Biologist?

Aquatic Biologist in Worcester:
"Ecology Haven."
Pros: I truly enjoy understanding wetland habitats and doing what I can to improve them from the poor/healthy state that I found them in. If I can restore a habitat back to its natural form, then I have succeeded in my work.
Cons: Office Work.

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Key Stats for Aquatic Biologist

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Aquatic Biologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲72%

Experienced
▲59%

▲12%

National Average
$40,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Aquatic Biologist Salaries

Project Management
▲26%

Microsoft Word
▲14%

National Average
$40,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 5%
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