Wildlife Biologist Salary

The average pay for a Wildlife Biologist is $50,852 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Data Analysis and Technical Writing.
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$33,662 - $79,418
$34K
$51K
$79K
MEDIAN: $50,852
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$12.19 - $34.65
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MEDIAN: $20.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,662 - $79,418  
   
Bonus
$494.05 - $5,128  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$32,152 - $79,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $34.65  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $47.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$494.05 - $5,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$32,152 - $79,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Job Description for Wildlife Biologist

Wildlife biologists study how animals interact with their environment. They also study how human activity effects the behavior and population size of animals. Wildlife biologists help to preserve species of concern by reducing human-wildlife conflicts and managing sustainable hunting.

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Wildlife Biologist Tasks

  • Conduct and analyze plant and animal biological data about relationships between organisms and their environment.
  • Prepare environmental impact reports.
  • Inform public, state, and federal representatives and agencies of test results.
  • Determine environmental effects of land and water use.

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

Wildlife Biologist in Sacramento:
"Negotiation."
Know your worth and demand it, even when you feel you should just feel lucky to have a job! Negotiate as much as possible during your first job offer.

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Key Stats for Wildlife Biologist

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Wildlife Biologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Wildlife Biologist Salaries

Data Analysis
▲18%


Environmental Compliance
▲8%

Environmental Consulting
▲4%

National Average
$51,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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