Entomologist Salary

The average pay for an Entomologist is $59,431 per year.

$48,650 - $90,130

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$43,278 - $93,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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.


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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Job Satisfaction

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


53 %
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Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 10%