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

Marine Biologists earn an average hourly wage of $37.32. Hourly wages typically start from $19.09 and go up to $59.94. Marine Biologists earn an average salary of $77,630 per year. Salaries typically start from $39,700 and go up to $124,680.

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 Marine Biologists in the United States earn:

$59.94 an hour $124,680 per year
Senior

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

$44.87 an hour $93,330 per year
Experienced

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

$34.04 an hour $70,800 per year
Junior

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

$24.82 an hour $51,630 per year
Starting

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

$19.09 an hour $39,700 per year

Historical salary for Marine Biologists in the United States

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