Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,060
25th Percentile Wage
$43,490
50th Percentile Wage
$52,730
75th Percentile Wage
$66,850
90th Percentile Wage
$87,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in the industry sector of educational 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 $87,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid zoologists and wildlife biologists is $36,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,730-7.93%-3.39%
201556,910-3.50%-
201458,900-4.72%-
201361,68011.61%-
201254,520--

Compare Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of zoologists and wildlife biologists in six industries in the educational 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry with an annual salary $62,110. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $52,160). For detailed zoologists and wildlife biologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$62,110
Educational Services - Privately owned
$60,810
Educational Services
$52,730
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$52,720
Educational Services - State government owned
$52,160
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$52,160

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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