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  • $45,740
  • 112,800
  • 3.4
  • 9.0%
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How much does a Biologist make in the United States?

Average Biologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Biologists earn an average yearly salary of $45,741. Salaries typically start from $22,052 and go up to $73,490.

Average Biologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Biologists earn an average hourly wage of $21.99. Hourly wages typically start from $10.60 and go up to $35.33.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

64%
Full-Time
36%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.9
SCORE
1222
RATINGS
Biologists average a score of 2.9 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Biologists in the 41th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Biologist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Biologist Earnings

The highest earning Biologists in the United States earn:

$35.33
an hour
$73,490.5
per year
Senior Biologist Earnings

Senior Biologists in the United States earn:

$25.76
an hour
$53,587.2
per year
Experienced Biologist Earnings

Experienced Biologists in the United States earn:

$19.16
an hour
$39,852.8
per year
Junior Biologist Earnings

Junior Biologists in the United States earn:

$15.64
an hour
$32,540.5
per year
Starting Biologist Earnings

Starting Biologists in the United States earn:

$10.60
an hour
$22,052.1
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Biologist Salary Comparison

Biologists earn more than 15% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Forensic Science Technician Salary $54k
Marine Biologist Salary $53k
Explosives Worker Salary $49k
Forester Salary $49k
Conservation Scientist Salary $46k
Biologist Salary $45k
Meteorologist Salary $44k
Environmental Technician Salary $43k
Biotechnician Salary $42k
Food Safety And Quality Technician Salary $40k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Biologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Biologist Salary in United States $21.99 $45,740.7 # 1
Biologist Salary in North Carolina $18.58 $38,640 # 2
Biologist Salary in California $17.82 $37,072 # 3
Biologist Salary in Texas $17.04 $35,448.9 # 4
Biologist Salary in Florida $15.95 $33,172.9 # 5
Biologist Salary in New York $15.60 $32,444 # 6

Career Attributes

  • $45,740
  • 112,800
  • 3.4
  • 9.0%
More Attributes