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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,750
25th Percentile Wage
$44,290
50th Percentile Wage
$54,130
75th Percentile Wage
$67,860
90th Percentile Wage
$92,810

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 $92,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,750.

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
$54,130
6.45% 8.98%
2016
$50,640
0.00% -
2015
$50,640
4.05% -
2014
$48,590
-8.09% -
2013
$52,520
6.19% -
2012
$49,270
- -

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 $42,030 to $70,030. The highest paying area for zoologists and wildlife biologists in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $70,030. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $54,720). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$70,030
Raleigh-Cary
$54,720
Asheville
$53,930
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,530
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$51,040
Wilmington
$43,390
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$43,200
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$42,030




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