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 $55,139. Salaries typically start from $27,700 and go up to $89,757.

Average Biologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Biologists earn an average hourly wage of $26.51. Hourly wages typically start from $13.32 and go up to $43.15.

Source: Sokanu (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

3.0
SCORE
935
RATINGS
Biologists average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Biologists in the 46th 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:

$43.15
an hour
$89,757.5
per year
Senior Biologist Earnings

Senior Biologists in the United States earn:

$31.39
an hour
$65,297.7
per year
Experienced Biologist Earnings

Experienced Biologists in the United States earn:

$23.55
an hour
$48,985.9
per year
Junior Biologist Earnings

Junior Biologists in the United States earn:

$18.35
an hour
$38,172.0
per year
Starting Biologist Earnings

Starting Biologists in the United States earn:

$13.32
an hour
$27,700.2
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Biologist Salary Comparison

Biologists earn more than 24% percent of similar careers in the United States.

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Cytotechnologist Salary $62k
Cartographer Salary $61k
Forensic Science Technician Salary $59k
Biomass Plant Technician Salary $55k
Biologist Salary $55k
Explosives Worker Salary $53k
Forester Salary $48k
Conservation Scientist Salary $46k
Meteorologist Salary $44k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Biologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Biologist Salary in United States $26.51 $55,139.1 # 1
Biologist Salary in California $17.28 $35,942.7 # 2
Biologist Salary in Florida $16.60 $34,528.3 # 3
Biologist Salary in New York $15.06 $31,321.7 # 4