Marine Biologist Salary

A Marine Biologist earns an average salary of $52,362 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$30,550 - $100,057
(Median)
$31K
$52K
$100K
MEDIAN: $52,362
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90%

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$9.92 - $35.23
(Median)
$9
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,550 - $100,057  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,149  
Profit Sharing
$5.07 - $9,933  
Total Pay (?
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$28,994 - $100,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $35.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,149  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.07 - $9,933  
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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$28,994 - $100,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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Job Description for Marine Biologist

A marine biologist studies ocean currents and analyzes the creatures that live in the ocean. The must be passionate and interested in the aspects of the ocean. Most marine biologists' goal is to preserve ocean life, as well as educate others about what really goes on in the ocean. They study the behavior, genetics, origins, and diseases of marine wildlife. The also help plan research, mitigation, and analysis efforts.

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Marine Biologist Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Marine Biologist

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

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Experience Affects Marine Biologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$52,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 15%