Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary Information in Minnesota

The average annual and hourly salaries for zoologists and wildlife biologists in the state of Minnesota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of zoologists and wildlife biologists amongst Minnesota 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 Minnesota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,570
25th Percentile Wage
$49,770
50th Percentile Wage
$59,520
75th Percentile Wage
$70,680
90th Percentile Wage
$78,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,570.

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
$59,520
0.00% 7.66%
2016
$59,520
3.98% -
2015
$57,150
1.43% -
2014
$56,330
2.66% -
2013
$54,830
-0.24% -
2012
$54,960
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in state of Minnesota ranges from $58,520 to $63,680. The highest paying area for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Minnesota is Mankato-North Mankato with a median annual salary of $63,680. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $60,450). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Mankato-North Mankato
$63,680
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$60,450
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$60,400
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$58,520




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