Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for zoologists and wildlife biologists in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of zoologists and wildlife biologists among Florida areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,720
25th Percentile Wage
$35,700
50th Percentile Wage
$46,330
75th Percentile Wage
$60,150
90th Percentile Wage
$82,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,330
-4.90% -1.34%
2016
$48,600
-1.21% -
2015
$49,190
8.60% -
2014
$44,960
-0.87% -
2013
$45,350
-3.53% -
2012
$46,950
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in state of Florida ranges from $33,950 to $96,730. The highest paying area for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Florida is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall with a median annual salary of $96,730. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Cape Coral-Fort Myers (mean annual salary $70,030). The lowest paying area is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $33,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$96,730
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$70,030
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$54,140
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$52,920
Gainesville
$48,480
Tallahassee
$45,240
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$44,510
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$43,310
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$41,530
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$40,450
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$40,430
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$38,780
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$37,950
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$36,750
Jacksonville
$33,950




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