After landing your first position as a Zoologist, you can expect to receive a salary in the low to mid $30,000 range. Your pay increases when your educational level exceeds a bachelor's degree. And of course, as you gain experience in the field, your wages gradually increase.
As of 2011, the mean wage for a Zoologist is $61,880 per year, the bottom 10 percent earning approximately $36,000 and the top 10 percent earning approximately $94,000.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment in the field of Zoology and Wildlife Biology is expected to increase 7 percent between the years 2010 and 2020.