Marine Biologist Salary

A Marine Biologist earns an average salary of $50,926 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$30,435 - $85,361
$30K
$51K
$85K
MEDIAN: $51,162
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$10.04 - $46.54
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MEDIAN: $19.02
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$0$89K
Salary $30,435 - $85,361
Bonus $78.00 - $19,653
Profit Sharing $1,003
Commission $1,660
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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$29,233 - $89,798
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 296
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $10.04 - $46.54
Hourly Tips $0.52
Overtime $8.50 - $75.00
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $78.00 - $19,653
Commission $1,660
Profit Sharing $1,003
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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$29,233 - $89,798
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 71

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Job Description for Marine Biologist

A marine biologist researches and explores organisms, both plants and animals, within the marine biology field. This field has to do with animals and plants that live in salty bodies of water. The marine biologist may carry out observations and assessments, in order to determine the health of an environment. Computations and tests may be needed, where math skills will be needed. These steps may be necessary in order to determine what should be done to restore a habitat and its marine life.

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Marine Biologist Tasks

  • Study the behavior, genetics, origins and diseases of marine wildlife.
  • Observe and analyze data pertaining to marine life.
  • May specialize in environmental cleanups, marine conservation or the rehabilitation of injured marine animals.
  • Conduct scientific experiments on-site and / or in a lab.

Marine Biologist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Marine Biologist

Pay by Experience for a Marine Biologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Marine Biologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 258 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Marine Biologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 119 salaries. An experienced Marine Biologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 67 salaries. A Marine Biologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,674

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Marine Biologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Marine Biologist?

Marine Biologist in Los Angeles:
"Amazing."
Pros: Getting to know whats under the sea shows jow much we know and still have yet to discover more.
Cons: Sharks are scary also the ocean can be very dark at times and look very scary.

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Key Stats for Marine Biologist

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Marine Biologist Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Late-Career
▲18%

▲1%

National Average
$51,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 24%
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