Information About Zoologists And Wildlife Biologists

Training Requirements for Zoologists And Wildlife Biologists

Zoologists and wildlife biologists need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Zoologists and wildlife biologists
Training for Zoologists And Wildlife Biologists
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 0.0
Some College 0.0
Associates Degree 0.0
Bachelors Degree 46.4
Masters Degree 31.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 21.7

Employment outlook for Zoologists And Wildlife Biologists

Represents about 21,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more zoologists and wildlife biologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 6,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, zoologists and wildlife biologists make $31.20 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Zoologists and wildlife biologists $18.82 $23.25 $29.10 $36.69 $47.38
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Life scientists $20.15 $25.48 $34.59 $48.11 $64.99
Biological scientists $19.98 $25.43 $34.56 $46.15 $62.00
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, zoologists and wildlife biologists make $64,890 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Zoologists and wildlife biologists $39,150 $48,360 $60,520 $76,320 $98,540
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Life scientists $41,910 $53,000 $71,950 $100,080 $135,170
Biological scientists $41,570 $52,890 $71,890 $95,990 $128,960
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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