Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist Salary (United States)

A Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist earns an average salary of $51,282 per year.
Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist Total Pay (?
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$29,799 - $90,239
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MEDIAN: $51,281
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Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist Total Pay (?
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$10.75 - $29.23
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,799 - $90,239  
   
Bonus
$19.57 - $7,149  
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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$29,497 - $88,510  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.75 - $29.23  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $43.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$19.57 - $7,149  
   
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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$29,497 - $88,510  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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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Female
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female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 18%
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