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Wildlife Biologist Salary

The average pay for a Wildlife Biologist is $49,905 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$31,964 - $76,185
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,904
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$14.05 - $36.28
(Median)
$14
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,964 - $76,185  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,550  
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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$31,950 - $77,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $36.28  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $40.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,550  
   
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).
)
$31,950 - $77,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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.

Experience Affects Wildlife Biologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 68%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 9%