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What is the average salary for Biologists in the United States?

Biologists earn an average hourly wage of $38.08. Hourly wages typically start from $19.73 and go up to $61.15. Biologists earn an average salary of $79,200 per year. Salaries typically start from $41,030 and go up to $127,200.

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

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Highest

The top 10% of Biologists in the United States earn:

$61.15 an hour $127,200 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Biologists in the United States earn:

$46.06 an hour $95,800 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Biologists in the United States earn:

$34.59 an hour $71,940 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Biologists in the United States earn:

$25.32 an hour $52,670 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Biologists in the United States earn:

$19.73 an hour $41,030 per year

Historical salary for Biologists in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics