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Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of zoologists and wildlife biologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare zoologists and wildlife biologists salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,180
25th Percentile Wage
$49,740
50th Percentile Wage
$63,840
75th Percentile Wage
$81,910
90th Percentile Wage
$111,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) zoologists and wildlife biologists is $111,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid zoologists and wildlife biologists is $39,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,840
2.79% 8.47%
2016
$62,060
6.30% -
2015
$58,150
1.82% -
2014
$57,090
2.66% -
2013
$55,570
-5.15% -
2012
$58,430
- -

Compare Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of zoologists and wildlife biologists in eight industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for zoologists and wildlife biologists occupations is the testing laboratories industry with an annual salary $76,960. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry (annual salary $58,870). For detailed zoologists and wildlife biologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Testing Laboratories
$76,960
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$69,660
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,840
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$60,830
Scientific Research and Development Services
$60,520
Engineering Services
$60,010
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$59,750
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$58,870

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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