Marine Biologist Salary

A Marine Biologist earns an average salary of $51,776 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$30,413 - $100,206
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$30K
$52K
$100K
MEDIAN: $51,776
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$9.95 - $40.41
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,413 - $100,206  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,054  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$29,074 - $100,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 335
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $40.41  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $53.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,054  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $1,017  
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).
)
$29,074 - $100,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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

  • 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 29 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 17%
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