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Highest Paying States for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

The highest paying states 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 of zoologists and wildlife biologists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $101,360, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for zoologists and wildlife biologists. It is followed by Maryland (average annual salary $92,980). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of zoologists and wildlife biologists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$101,360
$64,650 90
2 Maryland
$92,980
$59,260 430
3 Connecticut
$85,710
$61,080 80
4 Rhode Island
$82,130
$64,320 40
5 Massachusetts
$76,730
$44,520 260
6 Louisiana
$75,750
$50,060 50
7 New Jersey
$74,730
$38,950 120
8 Alaska
$73,730
$52,810 730
9 Hawaii
$70,960
$47,190 140
10 Iowa
$68,760
$51,550 80
11 New York
$67,430
$40,920 430
12 Texas
$67,310
$45,820 290
13 Michigan
$66,700
$44,700 250
14 North Dakota
$65,590
$27,350 110
15 Nevada
$65,290
$47,610 170
16 Oregon
$65,190
$48,940 920
17 Indiana
$63,820
$36,720 30
18 Colorado
$63,340
$46,990 640
19 Illinois
$63,160
$42,740 200
20 Wyoming
$63,050
$44,420 320
21 Washington
$62,290
$42,930 1,990
22 California
$61,980
$42,300 2,200
23 Vermont
$61,620
$44,430 110
24 Idaho
$61,240
$41,040 580
25 Arizona
$59,940
$40,030 340
26 Minnesota
$59,520
$40,980 590
27 Montana
$59,240
$44,680 310
28 Pennsylvania
$58,760
$40,680 230
29 New Hampshire
$58,300
$44,340 120
30 Ohio
$57,690
$35,260 160
31 Virginia
$56,930
$36,430 280
32 Mississippi
$56,590
$33,950 190
33 Nebraska
$55,500
$40,620 150
34 Maine
$54,530
$42,220 250
35 New Mexico
$53,860
$40,020 160
36 Alabama
$53,500
$35,410 80
37 Kentucky
$52,940
$39,840 180
38 Utah
$52,910
$39,740 280
39 South Dakota
$52,440
$35,170 190
40 Georgia
$52,250
$37,410 290
41 Wisconsin
$51,510
$34,500 360
42 North Carolina
$50,640
$36,170 470
43 South Carolina
$50,340
$32,640 160
44 Arkansas
$49,540
$38,360 150
45 Missouri
$48,980
$31,800 380
46 Florida
$48,600
$31,660 1,750
47 Oklahoma
$47,920
$18,630 160
48 West Virginia
$38,760
$26,610 140

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of zoologists and wildlife biologists in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for zoologists and wildlife biologists, Top Paying Jobs in America.