Entomologist Salary

The average pay for an Entomologist is $57,662 per year.

$39,732 - $89,883
(Median)
$40K
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MEDIAN: $57,661
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Salary
$39,732 - $89,883  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,290  
Profit Sharing
$6,921  
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$39,686 - $94,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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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Experience Affects Entomologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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