An Aquatic Biologist earns an average salary of $43,480 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Aquatic Biologist Total Pay (?
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$31,843 - $75,526
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MEDIAN: $43,479
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Aquatic Biologist Total Pay (?
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$13.95 - $28.60
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,843 - $75,526  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
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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$31,962 - $75,807  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $28.60  
   
Overtime
$24.50 - $40.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
   
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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$31,962 - $75,807  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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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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Experience Affects Aquatic Biologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%
National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Aquatic Biologist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 12%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
$44,000
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 39 votes.
Gender
Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 9%
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