Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,060
25th Percentile Wage
$37,050
50th Percentile Wage
$51,880
75th Percentile Wage
$68,860
90th Percentile Wage
$94,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $94,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid zoologists and wildlife biologists is $28,060.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,88011.04%3.41%
201546,150-1.65%-
201446,9100.83%-
201346,520-7.72%-
201250,110--

Compare Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of zoologists and wildlife biologists in three industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 amusement, gambling, and recreation industries industry with an annual salary $57,900. The lowest paying industry is the museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry (annual salary $51,120). For detailed zoologists and wildlife biologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$57,900
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$51,120
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$51,120

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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