National Salary Info » Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Highest Paying Industries for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

The top 31 highest paying industries for zoologists and wildlife biologists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $81,460, management of companies and enterprises is the highest paying industry for zoologists and wildlife biologists. It is followed by federal government, including usps industry (average annual salary $74,110). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of zoologists and wildlife biologists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 31 Highest Paying Industries for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$81,460
80
2 Federal government, including USPS
$74,110
4,210
3 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$74,110
4,210
4 Engineering Services
$71,180
270
5 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$70,290
290
6 Manufacturing
$61,650
n/a
7 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$59,950
1,650
8 Scientific Research and Development Services
$59,770
1,660
9 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$59,280
100
10 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$59,260
13,130
11 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$59,260
11,920
12 Federal, State, and Local Government
$59,260
11,920
13 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$59,190
1,310
14 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$59,180
1,210
15 Educational Services - State government owned
$59,180
1,210
16 Educational Services
$58,900
1,350
17 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$57,900
80
18 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$57,550
960
19 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$57,550
960
20 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,090
4,110
21 Educational Services - Privately owned
$56,890
140
22 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$55,130
2,100
23 State government, including schools and hospitals
$53,460
7,960
24 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,690
6,750
25 Social Advocacy Organizations
$50,990
540
26 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$50,840
550
27 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$50,840
550
28 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$48,830
40
29 Other Schools and Instruction
$48,830
40
30 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$46,910
780
31 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$44,870
710
See also: Highest paying cities for zoologists and wildlife biologists.