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How much does a Biologist make in the United States?

Average Biologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Biologists earn a median hourly wage of $34.72. Hourly wages typically start from $19.82 and go up to $61.12.

Average Biologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Biologists earn a median salary of $72,220 per year. Salaries typically start from $41,230 and go up to $127,120.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wilmington University | New Castle, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Biologist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Biologist Earnings

The highest earning Biologists in the United States earn:

$61.12
an hour
$127,120
per year
Senior Biologist Earnings

Senior Biologists in the United States earn:

$45.90
an hour
$95,480
per year
Experienced Biologist Earnings

Experienced Biologists in the United States earn:

$34.72
an hour
$72,220
per year
Junior Biologist Earnings

Junior Biologists in the United States earn:

$25.48
an hour
$53,000
per year
Starting Biologist Earnings

Starting Biologists in the United States earn:

$19.82
an hour
$41,230
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Biologist salary comparison

Biologists earn more than 54% percent of Science careers. Biologist salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Biologists in the United States

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

How to Become a Biologist

Interested in becoming a Biologist? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good biologist? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wilmington University | New Castle, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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