Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of zoologists and wildlife biologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare zoologists and wildlife biologists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,740
25th Percentile Wage
$50,750
50th Percentile Wage
$63,050
75th Percentile Wage
$77,470
90th Percentile Wage
$97,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $97,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid zoologists and wildlife biologists is $40,740.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,050
2.63% 7.07%
2016
$61,390
0.93% -
2015
$60,820
2.56% -
2014
$59,260
0.91% -
2013
$58,720
0.22% -
2012
$58,590
- -

Compare Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of zoologists and wildlife biologists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $76,270. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $56,060). For detailed zoologists and wildlife biologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$76,270
Federal government, including USPS
$76,270
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$63,050
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$62,400
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$62,040
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$61,750
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$56,200
State government, including schools and hospitals
$56,060

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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