Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Zoologist is $53,448
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Zoologists?
An entry-level Zoologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,868 based on 16 salaries. An early career Zoologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,816 based on 24 salaries. A mid-career Zoologist …Read more
What Do Zoologists Do?
Zoologists are scientists who study living organisms, specifically animals (some specialize in particular types of animals), and they are employed primarily by universities, wildlife agencies, zoos, and other special attractions. This position often requires working in an outdoor environment, and some travel may be required. Their hours will depend on the hours of their organization, and overnight or weekend shifts are not uncommon.
Zoologist will have a variety of responsibilities which vary …Read more
- Study the origin and development of animal species, habits, diseases, behavior, and the relationship between animals and their environment.
- Maintain records of species, habitat types, and wetlands studied during surveys.
- Conduct habitat surveys and prepare biological and environmental reports.