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 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,410
25th Percentile Wage
$55,650
50th Percentile Wage
$68,240
75th Percentile Wage
$82,050
90th Percentile Wage
$108,680

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 $108,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,410.

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
$68,240
8.72% 7.47%
2016
$62,290
0.74% -
2015
$61,830
-1.13% -
2014
$62,530
-2.25% -
2013
$63,940
1.25% -
2012
$63,140
- -

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 $47,660 to $77,480. The highest paying area for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $77,480. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $73,030). The lowest paying area is Mount Vernon-Anacortes with a median annual salary of $47,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$77,480
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$73,030
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$71,970
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$70,260
Spokane
$69,010
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$67,650
Olympia
$67,360
Yakima
$67,360
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$65,680
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$64,700
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$63,140
Bellingham
$61,970
Bremerton-Silverdale
$61,130
Tacoma
$58,530
Lewiston
$58,080
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$52,440
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$47,660




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