Biologist Salary

A Biologist earns an average salary of $52,757 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Molecular Biology and Project Management. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$34,490 - $92,410
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$52K
$92K
MEDIAN: $52,306
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$13.76 - $32.06
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$0$92K
Salary $34,490 - $92,410
Bonus $275.00 - $7,500
Profit Sharing $511 - $9,787
Commission $1,538
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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$32,430 - $87,933
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 417
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $13.76 - $32.06
Hourly Tips $35.00
Overtime $20.61 - $45.12
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $275.00 - $7,500
Commission $1,538
Profit Sharing $511 - $9,787
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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$32,430 - $87,933
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 176

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Job Description for Biologist

Biologists analyze living organisms, and they may work in a number of settings. For example, they may work at a university conducting research or they might conduct research to aid with a company's industrial efforts. This work is generally indoors in a laboratory setting, although field work may be required for tasks such as mapping land, gathering samples from the land and water, and assisting with surveying. Travel is sometimes be required to monitor sites away from the office. Research projects and presentations may also require leaving for a week or so at a time.

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Biologist Tasks

  • Conduct and analyze plant and animal biological data about relationships between organisms and their environment.
  • Prepare environmental impact reports.
  • Inform public, state, and federal representatives and agencies of test results.
  • Determine environmental effects of land and water use.

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Pay by Experience Level for Biologist

Pay by Experience for a Biologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Biologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 330 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Biologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 189 salaries. An experienced Biologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 131 salaries. A Biologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,180

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Q: What is it like working as a Biologist?

Biologist in South Bend:
Pros: The challenging environment.
Cons: The low pay-to-work ratio.

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Key Stats for Biologist

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Biologist Salaries

▲74%

▲24%

▲4%

National Average
$50,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Biologist Salaries

Molecular Biology
▲33%






Environmental Consulting
▲1%

National Average
$50,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 14%
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