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Entomologist Salary

The average pay for an Entomologist is $56,873 per year.

$47,883 - $89,134
(Median)
$48K
$57K
$89K
MEDIAN: $56,873
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$47,883 - $89,134  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,081  
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$48,102 - $90,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 15%
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