The average salary for a marine biologist in the United States is around $32,159 per year.
Marine biologists earn an average yearly salary of $32,159.
Wages typically start from $24,166 and go up to $71,561.
31% below national average Updated in 2018
Marine biologist earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
How do marine biologist salaries compare to similar careers?
Marine biologists earn 16% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than aquacultural managers but more than wildlife rehabilitators.
|Aquacultural manager salary||$68K|
|Animal scientist salary||$58K|
|Fish and game warden salary||$58K|
|Marine biologist salary||$32K|
|Animal breeder salary||$37K|
|Animal control worker salary||$36K|
|Wildlife rehabilitator salary||$28K|
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)