Senior Ecologist Salary

The average pay for a Senior Ecologist is $60,835 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$42,479 - $109,095

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$42,479 - $109,095  
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$43,449 - $110,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Job Description for Senior Ecologist

Senior ecologists study how organisms interact with the environment. The specific duties required in this position vary depending on the specific employer and role - for example, they may conduct environmental impact assessments or participate in land-management processes; they may also conduct research in a variety of specializations such as freshwater, terrestrial or marine environments. These ecologists may be expected to give presentations to fellow ecologists and other professionals, as well as attend conferences and publish research.


Senior Ecologist Tasks

  • Research and evaluate industrial byproducts and weigh the benefits of regulatory options.
  • Provide technical guidance to clients and ensure that their environmental plans are in line with local and federal ecological standards.
  • Work with engineers, scientists, and economists to conduct national and regional environmental assessments.

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Job Satisfaction

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


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68 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%