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Average Entomologist Salary

$53,910
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$983
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The average salary for an Entomologist is $53,910.
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$37k
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$54k
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$81k
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What Do Entomologists Do?

Entomologist Tasks
  • Identify, research, and study insects, arachnids, and insect pests.
  • Create taxonomic insect guides.
  • Research and assess insect-related disease and infestation risks.
  • Interpret data and communicate findings to staff as necessary.
  • Perform field tests and site evaluation to identify insect's environmental impact and repercussions.

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What Are Popular Skills for Entomologists?

Skills in Technical Services and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Microsoft Office and Research Analysis.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Entomologists?

An early career Entomologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,534 based on 24 salaries. A mid-career Entomologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,486 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Entomologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,666 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,718.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Entomologist in their job title in Irvine, California earn an average of 58.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (56.7% more) and Raleigh, North Carolina (41.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Decatur, Alabama (18.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 65 survey responses.
Early Career
36.9%
Mid Career
29.2%
Experienced
23.1%
Late Career
10.8%