Information About Zoologists And Wildlife Biologists

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Training

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 0.1
High School 0.9
Some College 2.6
Associates Degree 3.3
Bachelors Degree 43.2
Masters Degree 30.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 19.8

Employment

Represents about 19,000 people in the United States- 2.6% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more zoologists and wildlife biologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 8,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, zoologists and wildlife biologists make $29.75 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Zoologists and wildlife biologists $17.40 $21.80 $27.60 $34.90 $45.20
Life, physical, and social science occupations $15.00 $20.20 $28.50 $40.50 $54.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, zoologists and wildlife biologists make $61,880 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Zoologists and wildlife biologists $36,310 $45,460 $57,420 $72,710 $94,070
Life, physical, and social science occupations $31,310 $42,020 $59,330 $84,320 $113,620
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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