The average salary for an Ecologist is $50,401 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Ecologist Total Pay (?
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$35,096 - $69,506
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MEDIAN: $50,400
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Ecologist Total Pay (?
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$14.50 - $30.11
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23
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,096 - $69,506  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$758 - $5,500  
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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$33,633 - $68,337  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $30.11  
   
Overtime
$22.05 - $43.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$758 - $5,500  
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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$33,633 - $68,337  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Job Description for Ecologist
  • Educate and/or publish findings to the public and officials and assist with mitigation plans.
  • Classify organisms.
  • Perform habitat evaluations, rare species surveys, wetland delineations, and ecological fieldwork.
  • Prepare Environmental Impact Assessments and regulatory reviews.

Experience Affects Ecologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$50,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 26 votes.
Gender
Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 19%
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