Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for zoologists and wildlife biologists in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of zoologists and wildlife biologists amongst North Carolina metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,170
25th Percentile Wage
$40,990
50th Percentile Wage
$50,640
75th Percentile Wage
$69,170
90th Percentile Wage
$93,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.39
25th Percentile Wage
$19.71
50th Percentile Wage
$24.35
75th Percentile Wage
$33.25
90th Percentile Wage
$44.76

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.76. The median hourly salary is $24.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.39.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,6400.00%2.71%
201550,6404.05%-
201448,590-8.09%-
201352,5206.19%-
201249,270--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in state of North Carolina ranges from $43,390 to $54,000. The highest paying area for zoologists and wildlife biologists in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $54,000. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $51,040). The lowest paying area is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $43,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$54,000
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$51,040
Wilmington
$43,390


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