Wildlife Biologist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Wildlife Biologist is $50,024 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.
Wildlife Biologist Total Pay (?
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$32,061 - $76,105
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MEDIAN: $50,024
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Wildlife Biologist Total Pay (?
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$14.19 - $37.19
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,061 - $76,105  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$32,075 - $78,329  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $37.19  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $40.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
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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$32,075 - $78,329  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 251
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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.

Experience Affects Wildlife Biologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 74%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
National Average
$51,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 10%
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