Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,930
25th Percentile Wage
$52,450
50th Percentile Wage
$62,290
75th Percentile Wage
$80,190
90th Percentile Wage
$103,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,930.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.64
25th Percentile Wage
$25.22
50th Percentile Wage
$29.95
75th Percentile Wage
$38.54
90th Percentile Wage
$50.00

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.00. The median hourly salary is $29.95. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.64.

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
201662,2900.74%-1.36%
201561,830-1.13%-
201462,530-2.25%-
201363,9401.25%-
201263,140--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in state of Washington ranges from $44,740 to $73,790. The highest paying area for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $73,790. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $72,340). The lowest paying area is Tacoma with a median annual salary of $44,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$73,790
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$72,340
Bremerton-Silverdale
$69,180
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$68,860
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$67,650
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$67,160
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$62,920
Yakima
$62,600
Olympia
$59,340
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$59,340
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$59,340
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$57,880
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$52,440
Tacoma
$44,740


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