Ecologist Salary (United States)

An Ecologist earns an average salary of $50,950 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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$35,218 - $72,093
(Median)
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72K
MEDIAN: $50,950
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Ecologist Total Pay (?
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$14.47 - $33.55
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,218 - $72,093  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
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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$34,213 - $71,132  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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 - $3,077  
   
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).
)
$34,213 - $71,132  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Ecologist

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

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Experience Affects Ecologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 90%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 13%
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