Wildlife Biologist Salary (United States)

The average Wildlife Biologist in the United States earns approximately $50,753 per year. Compensation ranges from $32,253 on the low end to $78,626 per year on the high end. In this profession, most individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. Men make up a slight majority of Wildlife Biologists (51 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Wildlife Biologist Salary (?
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$32,166 - $76,750
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MEDIAN: $50,147
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Wildlife Biologist Salary (?
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$14.60 - $36.73
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,166 - $76,750  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $7,122  
Total Pay (?
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$32,253 - $78,626  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.60 - $36.73  
   
Overtime
$13.25 - $40.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
   
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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$32,253 - $78,626  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Job Description for Wildlife Biologist

  • 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Starting at around $42K, salaries see a boost to $50K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $57K. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase for Wildlife Biologists and pay is expected at $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Experience Affects Wildlife Biologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 79%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$51,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 11%
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