Entomologist Salary

The average pay for an Entomologist is $58,056 per year.

$48,853 - $91,408
(Median)
$49K
$58K
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MEDIAN: $58,056
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$48,936 - $93,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Entomologist

An entomologist is a scientist who is focused on the study of insects. There are a wide variety of tasks that an entomologist can perform. A lot of the work of an entomologist is done in a lab, but an entomologist may do fieldwork, in order to capture insects and observe them in their natural habitats. This may cause the entomologist to be exposed to uncomfortable environments and harsh weather conditions.

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Entomologist Tasks

  • Interpret data and communicate findings to staff as necessary.
  • Perform field tests and site evaluation to identify insect's environmental impact and repercussions.
  • Research and assess insect-related disease and infestation risks.
  • Identify, research, and study insects, arachnids, and insect pests.
  • Create taxonomic insect guides.

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Pay by Experience Level for Entomologist

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

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Experience Affects Entomologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 16%
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