Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist Salary

A Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist earns an average salary of $55,000 per year.

$35,234 - $102,129
MEDIAN: $55,000

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$28,353 - $96,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist

A zoologist or wildlife biologist is a scientist who studies animals, their habitats, and their behaviors. This scientist seeks to understand the ways animals socialize with one another in the same species and family, as well as how they interact with members of other species. The zoologist or wildlife biologist studies behavioral and eating patterns, including how they involve the habitat and environment of animals. These can include both migratory patterns and hibernation periods. These scientists then typically apply this knowledge at zoos, wilderness habitats, parks, or academic settings.


Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist Tasks

  • 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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Years of Experience

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1-4 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 8%