Animal scientist earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level animal scientist earnings begin at:

$62.24 per hour

$129,470 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level animal scientist earnings begin at:

$43.08 per hour

$89,610 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level animal scientist earnings begin at:

$31.29 per hour

$65,090 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level animal scientist earnings begin at:

$25.21 per hour

$52,430 per year

10th percentile

Starting level animal scientist earnings begin at:

$22.56 per hour

$46,930 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Animal scientist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Kentucky $78,780
Maryland $77,450
Iowa $77,030
Indiana $77,030
North Carolina $72,390
Washington $72,010
Illinois $69,100
Ohio $68,530
Pennsylvania $61,920
South Dakota $61,920
Minnesota $61,910
Michigan $61,780
Kansas $61,630
Missouri $59,820
Florida $59,000
Colorado $58,880
Georgia $57,570
Wisconsin $56,710
Massachusetts $55,430
Nebraska $50,240
Tennessee $50,090
Louisiana $48,030
Texas $47,210
Oklahoma $21,160
California $192,120
New Jersey $103,120
New York $101,560

How do animal scientist salaries compare to similar careers?

Animal scientists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than microbiologists but more than geodesists.

Career Median Salary
Microbiologist salary $79K
Epidemiologist salary $79K
Geographer salary $85K
Food science technologist salary $78K
Industrial ecologist salary $77K
Animal scientist salary $65K
Aquacultural manager salary $73K
Soil and plant scientist salary $67K
Zoologist salary $65K
Geodesist salary $62K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)