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

Zoologists earn an average hourly wage of $30.40. Hourly wages typically start from $18.31 and go up to $46.50. Zoologists earn an average salary of $63,230 per year. Salaries typically start from $38,080 and go up to $96,720.

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 Zoologists in the United States earn:

$46.50 an hour $96,720 per year
Senior

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

$35.54 an hour $73,930 per year
Experienced

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

$28.02 an hour $58,270 per year
Junior

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

$22.27 an hour $46,310 per year
Starting

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

$18.31 an hour $38,080 per year

Historical salary for Zoologists in the United States

Zoologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Zoologist Salary in District of Columbia $48.49 $100,870 # 1
Zoologist Salary in Maryland $44.78 $93,150 # 2
Zoologist Salary in Connecticut $41.76 $86,860 # 3
Zoologist Salary in Rhode Island $40.44 $84,110 # 4
Zoologist Salary in Massachusetts $38.96 $81,040 # 5
Zoologist Salary in Hawaii $37.27 $77,530 # 6
Zoologist Salary in New Jersey $35.16 $73,130 # 7
Zoologist Salary in Alaska $34.51 $71,790 # 8
Zoologist Salary in Washington $33.94 $70,600 # 9
Zoologist Salary in Louisiana $33.19 $69,040 # 10
Zoologist Salary in California $32.98 $68,600 # 11
Zoologist Salary in New York $32.39 $67,360 # 12
Zoologist Salary in Michigan $31.97 $66,490 # 13
Zoologist Salary in Mississippi $31.62 $65,770 # 14
Zoologist Salary in Iowa $31.41 $65,340 # 15
Zoologist Salary in Oregon $31.17 $64,840 # 16
Zoologist Salary in Colorado $31.09 $64,670 # 17
Zoologist Salary in Texas $30.98 $64,450 # 18
Zoologist Salary in Tennessee $30.80 $64,060 # 19
Zoologist Salary in Illinois $30.60 $63,650 # 20
Zoologist Salary in North Dakota $30.55 $63,540 # 21
Zoologist Salary in Virginia $29.25 $60,840 # 22
Zoologist Salary in Idaho $29.24 $60,820 # 23
Zoologist Salary in Montana $29.07 $60,470 # 24
Zoologist Salary in Vermont $28.57 $59,430 # 25
Zoologist Salary in Alabama $28.54 $59,370 # 26
Zoologist Salary in Ohio $28.49 $59,260 # 27
Zoologist Salary in Arizona $27.89 $58,010 # 28
Zoologist Salary in Minnesota $27.67 $57,550 # 29
Zoologist Salary in Wyoming $27.66 $57,540 # 30
Zoologist Salary in Nebraska $27.62 $57,440 # 31
Zoologist Salary in North Carolina $27.48 $57,160 # 32
Zoologist Salary in Utah $27.32 $56,820 # 33
Zoologist Salary in Nevada $27.30 $56,780 # 34
Zoologist Salary in South Carolina $26.89 $55,930 # 35
Zoologist Salary in Indiana $26.82 $55,780 # 36
Zoologist Salary in Pennsylvania $26.34 $54,790 # 37
Zoologist Salary in New Mexico $26.25 $54,600 # 38
Zoologist Salary in New Hampshire $26.24 $54,580 # 39
Zoologist Salary in Missouri $25.99 $54,060 # 40
Zoologist Salary in Wisconsin $25.78 $53,610 # 41
Zoologist Salary in Arkansas $25.62 $53,280 # 42
Zoologist Salary in Maine $25.35 $52,720 # 43
Zoologist Salary in South Dakota $25.19 $52,390 # 44
Zoologist Salary in Georgia $24.21 $50,360 # 45
Zoologist Salary in Florida $24.12 $50,180 # 46
Zoologist Salary in West Virginia $23.42 $48,720 # 47
Zoologist Salary in Kentucky $23.29 $48,440 # 48
Zoologist Salary in Oklahoma $21.21 $44,120 # 49
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics