Average Marine Biologist Salary

$51,891
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$2,006
Bonus
$1,660
Commission
$940
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The average salary for a Marine Biologist is $51,891.
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$33k
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$52k
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$97k
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$33k - $97k
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$77 - $20k
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$11 - $65k
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$715 - $4k
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$31k - $99k
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What Do Marine Biologists Do?

Marine Biologist Tasks
  • 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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Marine Biologists?

Skills in Research Analysis, Animal Care, Data Analysis, Molecular Biology and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $50,170 based on 50 salaries. An early career Marine Biologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,074 based on 169 salaries. A mid-career Marine Biologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,269 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Marine Biologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,327 based on 80 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $68,466.
Employees with Marine Biologist in their job title in Honolulu, Hawaii earn an average of 29.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (17.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (15.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (20.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 428 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.7%
Early Career
39.5%
Mid Career
18.9%
Experienced
18.7%
Late Career
11.2%