$51,007
Avg. Salary
$22.21
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,933

Bonus

$3,750

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Wildlife Biologist is $22.21 per hour.

The median Wildlife Biologist has a base pay of $51,007. Salaries generally range from $34k to $78k. The median bonus is $1,933. Skills that can affect salary include Technical Writing, Data Analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Compliance, Environmental Consulting.
$13.97
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$22.21
50%
$30.52
90%
MEDIAN $22.21
$34k
10%
$51k
50%
$78k
90%
MEDIAN $51,007
$34,483 - $78,128
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$51K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,007
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$13.97 - $30.52
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$0$78K
Salary $34,483 - $78,128
Bonus $299 - $9,635
Profit Sharing $3,750
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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$32,745 - $78,140
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 359
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $13.97 - $30.52
Overtime $18.89 - $44.55
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $299 - $9,635
Profit Sharing $3,750
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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$32,745 - $78,140
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 109

Job Description for Wildlife Biologist

Wildlife biologists study how animals interact with their environment. They also study how human activity effects the behavior and population size of animals. Wildlife biologists help to preserve species of concern by reducing human-wildlife conflicts and managing sustainable hunting.

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Wildlife Biologist Tasks
  • Conduct and analyze plant and animal biological data about relationships between organisms and their environment.
  • Prepare environmental impact reports.
  • Inform public, state, and federal representatives and agencies of test results.
  • Determine environmental effects of land and water use.

Wildlife Biologist Pay By Employer

$0$76K

$70,233

Common Career Paths for Wildlife Biologist


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Many Wildlife Biologists move into a Biologist role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Biologists on average bring in a similar salary to Wildlife Biologists.

Wildlife Biologist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Wildlife Biologist


Survey results suggest that Wildlife Biologists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Technical Writing, Environmental Compliance, Environmental Consulting, and Geographic Information Systems are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis and Geographic Information Systems. Competency in Environmental Compliance frequently indicates knowledge of Technical Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Wildlife Biologist

Pay by Experience for a Wildlife Biologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Wildlife Biologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 124 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Wildlife Biologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Wildlife Biologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 84 salaries. A Wildlife Biologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 23 salaries.

Wildlife Biologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Wildlife Biologist?

Wildlife Biologist in Barstow:
"I go where the work takes me."
Pros: It’s not permanent so I really don’t know.
Cons: The tweekers

Wildlife Biologist in Sacramento:
"Negotiation."
Know your worth and demand it, even when you feel you should just feel lucky to have a job! Negotiate as much as possible during your first job offer.

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Key Stats for Wildlife Biologist

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Wildlife Biologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲16%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Wildlife Biologist Salaries


Environmental Compliance
▲7%

Environmental Consulting
▲3%

National Average
$51,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼5%

Data Analysis
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%