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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.

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

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.

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

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Employment Type Mix

67%
Full-Time
33%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
591
RATINGS
Biologists average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Biologists in the 48th 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:

$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 56% percent of Science careers. Biologist salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

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Biologist Salary $72k
Occupational Health Specialist Salary $70k
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Source:

Historical salary for Biologists in the United States

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