Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for zoologists and wildlife biologists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of zoologists and wildlife biologists among Illinois areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,780
25th Percentile Wage
$46,170
50th Percentile Wage
$56,620
75th Percentile Wage
$69,730
90th Percentile Wage
$80,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,620
-11.55% 1.96%
2016
$63,160
-2.01% -
2015
$64,430
5.17% -
2014
$61,100
4.22% -
2013
$58,520
5.14% -
2012
$55,510
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in state of Illinois ranges from $62,210 to $63,220. The highest paying area for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $63,220. The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $62,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$63,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$62,210




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