A Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist earns an average salary of $49,447 per year.
Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist Total Pay (?
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$30,441 - $85,610
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,446
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Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist Total Pay (?
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$11.15 - $29.90
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,441 - $85,610  
   
Bonus
$96.35 - $5,190  
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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$28,957 - $83,089  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $29.90  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $34.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$96.35 - $5,190  
   
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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$28,957 - $83,089  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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Job Description for Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist
  • Conduct habitat surveys and prepare biological and environmental reports.
  • Maintain records of species, habitat types, and wetlands studied during surveys.
  • Study the origin and development of animal species, habits, diseases, behavior, and the relationship between animals and their environment.
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Gender
Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 20%
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