Aquatic Biologist Salary

Aquatic Biologists in the United States take home an average $45K annually. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Male Aquatic Biologists who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (67 percent) are men. The majority of Aquatic Biologists claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$33,134 - $84,430
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$84K
MEDIAN: $44,904
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$11.96 - $25.23
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$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,134 - $84,430  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$983  
Total Pay (?
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$30,919 - $81,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $25.23  
   
Overtime
$8.21 - $54.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$983  
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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$30,919 - $81,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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

  • 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Aquatic Biologists. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $38K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $45K. Aquatic Biologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $72K.

Aquatic Biologist Reviews

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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Experience Affects Aquatic Biologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 65%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Aquatic Biologist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

National Average
$44,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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