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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 $104,270, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for zoologists and wildlife biologists. It is followed by Maryland (average annual salary $101,110). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$104,270
$68,530 90
2 Maryland
$101,110
$56,620 210
3 Connecticut
$82,590
$57,180 80
4 Rhode Island
$82,480
$57,030 50
5 Massachusetts
$78,770
$44,630 320
6 Alaska
$74,450
$53,690 690
7 Louisiana
$72,250
$30,300 60
8 Iowa
$72,100
$51,150 80
9 North Dakota
$70,040
$29,320 110
10 Oregon
$68,910
$51,440 1,010
11 Hawaii
$68,290
$45,280 160
12 Washington
$68,240
$44,410 2,260
13 California
$68,230
$41,910 1,950
14 New York
$67,760
$39,790 420
15 Michigan
$67,710
$43,410 280
16 Vermont
$67,590
$51,840 110
17 Idaho
$66,240
$43,100 460
18 Colorado
$66,220
$50,880 630
19 Tennessee
$66,180
$45,020 90
20 Texas
$65,180
$41,540 300
21 New Jersey
$64,870
$37,170 150
22 Nevada
$64,230
$45,130 190
23 Indiana
$63,820
$36,720 30
24 Wyoming
$62,790
$44,460 340
25 Montana
$62,670
$47,770 350
26 New Hampshire
$62,400
$40,650 80
27 Pennsylvania
$62,400
$45,710 230
28 Arizona
$61,240
$39,490 350
29 Virginia
$59,670
$38,370 280
30 Minnesota
$59,520
$41,570 720
31 Nebraska
$57,850
$46,180 140
32 Georgia
$57,610
$41,500 220
33 Illinois
$56,620
$39,780 260
34 Maine
$56,050
$41,780 190
35 Kentucky
$55,600
$40,200 260
36 Mississippi
$55,380
$34,140 180
37 Alabama
$54,660
$37,640 100
38 North Carolina
$54,130
$38,750 450
39 Ohio
$54,000
$34,680 150
40 Utah
$52,930
$39,990 260
41 South Dakota
$52,310
$37,010 170
42 South Carolina
$52,220
$35,790 170
43 Wisconsin
$51,930
$34,680 330
44 Kansas
$51,810
$44,720 140
45 New Mexico
$51,450
$41,230 200
46 Missouri
$50,030
$30,190 360
47 Arkansas
$49,190
$38,530 150
48 Oklahoma
$47,920
$18,630 160
49 Florida
$46,330
$31,720 1,630
50 Guam
$45,890
$24,700 30
51 West Virginia
$41,350
$27,220 110
See also: Highest paying industries for zoologists and wildlife biologists, Top Paying Jobs in America.