Aquatic Biologist Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Aquatic Biologist is $44,833 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Aquatic Biologist Total Pay (?
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$31,464 - $77,554
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MEDIAN: $44,833
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Aquatic Biologist Total Pay (?
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$13.95 - $28.60
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,464 - $77,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,146  
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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$31,750 - $78,160  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $28.60  
   
Overtime
$24.19 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,146  
   
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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$31,750 - $78,160  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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Job Description for Aquatic Biologist

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Aquatic Biologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Aquatic Biologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 73%
Experienced
up arrow 38%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Aquatic Biologist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 10%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Excel
0%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$45,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

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Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 9%
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