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Wildlife Biologist Salary

Average Wildlife Biologists in the United States make around $50K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Wildlife Biologists making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Most Wildlife Biologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,347 - $76,105
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,989
10%
50%
90%

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$13.22 - $36.88
(Median)
$13
$22
$37
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,347 - $76,105  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,234  
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $7,122  
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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$31,910 - $77,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.22 - $36.88  
   
Overtime
$13.25 - $39.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,234  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $7,122  
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).
)
$31,910 - $77,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Wildlife Biologist

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


Wildlife Biologists who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $42K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $50K on average. Wildlife Biologists bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. Wildlife Biologists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $84K.

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Experience Affects Wildlife Biologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 67%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 9%
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