Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Marine Biologist is $52,313
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Marine Biologists?
An entry-level Marine Biologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,464 based on 44 salaries. An early career Marine Biologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,992 based on 137 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Marine Biologists Do?
A marine biologist researches and explores organisms, both plants and animals, within the marine biology field. This field has to do with animals and plants that live in salty bodies of water. The marine biologist may carry out observations and assessments, in order to determine the health of an environment. Computations and tests may be needed, where math skills will be needed. These steps may be necessary in order to determine what should be done to restore a habitat and its marine life. …Read more
- Study the behavior, genetics, origins and diseases of marine wildlife.
- Observe and analyze data pertaining to marine life.
- May specialize in environmental cleanups, marine conservation or the rehabilitation of injured marine animals.
- Conduct scientific experiments on-site and / or in a lab.