How much does a Zoologist make in California?

Average Zoologist Yearly Salary in California

Zoologists earn an average yearly salary of $68,280. Salaries typically start from $42,300 and go up to $109,590.

Average Zoologist Hourly Wage in California

Zoologists earn an average hourly wage of $32.83. Hourly wages typically start from $20.34 and go up to $52.69.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

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

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Employment Type Mix

63%
Full-Time
37%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Zoologist demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.1
SCORE
122
RATINGS
Zoologists average a score of 3.1 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Zoologists in the 63th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Zoologist satisfaction

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Zoologist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Zoologist Earnings

The highest earning Zoologists in California earn:

$52.69
an hour
$109,590
per year
Senior Zoologist Earnings

Senior Zoologists in California earn:

$38.32
an hour
$79,710
per year
Experienced Zoologist Earnings

Experienced Zoologists in California earn:

$29.80
an hour
$61,980
per year
Junior Zoologist Earnings

Junior Zoologists in California earn:

$23.55
an hour
$48,980
per year
Starting Zoologist Earnings

Starting Zoologists in California earn:

$20.34
an hour
$42,300
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Zoologist Salary Comparison

Zoologists earn more than 79% percent of similar careers in California.

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Fish And Game Warden Salary $74k
Zoologist Salary $68k
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Animal Trainer Salary $39k
Animal Breeder Salary $38k
Exterminator Salary $36k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)