Aquatic Biologist Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Aquatic Biologist is $45,905 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Aquatic Biologist Total Pay (?
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$31,188 - $78,409
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45,905
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Aquatic Biologist Total Pay (?
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$13.95 - $25.77
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,188 - $78,409  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
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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$31,543 - $74,769  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $25.77  
   
Overtime
$21.67 - $55.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
   
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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$31,543 - $74,769  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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 59%
Experienced
up arrow 34%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Aquatic Biologist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 8%
National Average
$45,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 36 votes.

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
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 9%
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