Career Attributes

  • $53,762
  • 4.1
  • Oceanography
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How much does a Marine Biologist make in the United States?

Average Marine Biologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Marine Biologists earn an average yearly salary of $53,763. Salaries typically start from $17,984 and go up to $123,600.

Average Marine Biologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Marine Biologists earn an average hourly wage of $25.85. Hourly wages typically start from $8.65 and go up to $59.42.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

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Employment Type Mix

68%
Full-Time
32%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.3
SCORE
216
RATINGS
Marine Biologists average a score of 3.3 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Marine Biologists in the 73th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Marine Biologist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Marine Biologist Earnings

The highest earning Marine Biologists in the United States earn:

$59.42
an hour
$123,600
per year
Senior Marine Biologist Earnings

Senior Marine Biologists in the United States earn:

$25.96
an hour
$54,000
per year
Experienced Marine Biologist Earnings

Experienced Marine Biologists in the United States earn:

$15.00
an hour
$31,200
per year
Junior Marine Biologist Earnings

Junior Marine Biologists in the United States earn:

$12.98
an hour
$27,000
per year
Starting Marine Biologist Earnings

Starting Marine Biologists in the United States earn:

$8.65
an hour
$17,984
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Marine Biologist Salary Comparison

Marine Biologists earn more than 49% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Fish And Game Warden Salary $58k
Chemist Salary $58k
Biomass Plant Technician Salary $57k
Soil and Plant Scientist Salary $56k
Forensic Science Technician Salary $54k
Marine Biologist Salary $53k
Explosives Worker Salary $49k
Forester Salary $49k
Conservation Scientist Salary $46k
Biologist Salary $45k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Career Attributes

  • $53,762
  • 4.1
  • Oceanography
More Attributes