Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Ecologist is $51,051
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Ecologists?
An entry-level Ecologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,768 based on 13 salaries. An early career Ecologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,699 based on 114 salaries. A mid-career Ecologist …Read more
What Do Ecologists Do?
Ecologists are responsible for surveying ecosystems and creating assessments pertaining to the diversity, behavior, and population of the organisms within ecosystems. The tasks they undertake will require them to spend a great deal of time in the field conducting scientific investigations and classifying organisms; recorded data is then submitted to Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Ecologists also have other responsibilities, such as generating environmental impact reports, habitat …Read more
- Perform habitat evaluations, rare species surveys, wetland delineations, and ecological fieldwork.
- Prepare Environmental Impact Assessments and regulatory reviews.
- Educate and/or publish findings to the public and officials and assist with mitigation plans.
- Classify organisms.