Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary Information in Oregon

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,940
25th Percentile Wage
$56,450
50th Percentile Wage
$65,190
75th Percentile Wage
$77,110
90th Percentile Wage
$97,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Oregon in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.53
25th Percentile Wage
$27.14
50th Percentile Wage
$31.34
75th Percentile Wage
$37.07
90th Percentile Wage
$46.84

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Oregon in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.84. The median hourly salary is $31.34. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.53.

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
201665,1901.75%5.38%
201564,0504.42%-
201461,220-0.15%-
201361,310-0.60%-
201261,680--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in some Oregon cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in state of Oregon ranges from $58,090 to $65,170. The highest paying area for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Oregon is North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,170. The second highest paying city/area in Oregon State is Eugene-Springfield (mean annual salary $64,900). The lowest paying area is Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$65,170
Eugene-Springfield
$64,900
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area
$63,200
Corvallis
$62,020
Medford
$61,920
Bend
$61,220
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$61,020
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$58,090



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