Ecologist Salary (United States)

An Ecologist earns an average salary of $50,524 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Ecologist Total Pay (?
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$35,101 - $70,951
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MEDIAN: $50,524
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Ecologist Total Pay (?
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$14.47 - $33.55
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,101 - $70,951  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $6,000  
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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$34,076 - $70,355  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.47 - $33.55  
   
Overtime
$21.90 - $44.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $6,000  
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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$34,076 - $70,355  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Ecologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 91%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 26 votes.
Gender
Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 14%
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