Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary Information in Montana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,770
25th Percentile Wage
$53,090
50th Percentile Wage
$62,670
75th Percentile Wage
$73,660
90th Percentile Wage
$85,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $85,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,770.

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
$62,670
5.47% 12.27%
2016
$59,240
1.94% -
2015
$58,090
3.77% -
2014
$55,900
-1.09% -
2013
$56,510
2.71% -
2012
$54,980
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in state of Montana ranges from $58,790 to $65,930. The highest paying area for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Montana is Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,930. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Western Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $62,230). The lowest paying area is Missoula with a median annual salary of $58,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$65,930
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$62,230
Missoula
$58,790




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