Biologist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$56,000
$39,000
$56,000
$80,000
Biologists in the United States make an average salary of $56,306 per year or $27.07 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $39,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $80,000. If you like following the crowd, Professional and Construction companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out Health Care, Pharmaceutical, and Professional companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Massachusetts, California, Texas, and West Virginia provide the highest Biologist salaries.
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Map of Biologist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Biologists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Biologist Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, Massachusetts and California, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for Biologists. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Idaho, Tennessee, and Arkansas.

Average Biologist Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Biologist, working for BP America or The Dow Chemical Company might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Pfizer and Glaxosmithkline USA report highly competitive salaries for Biologists.

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Average Biologist Pay By Industry

The salary for a Biologist can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Biologists tend to be found in Health Care, Pharmaceutical, and Professional companies. In fact, Biologists can make a yearly salary of $61,484 while working for Health Care companies.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$61,484
$61k
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$60,826
$61k
Professional
Professional
$55,029
$55k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$51,143
$51k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$50,453
$50k

Biologist Salary History

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Recently Added Biologist Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Biologist
Biologist
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$62,236
$62,236
06/28/2020
Biologist
Biologist
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$62,236
$62,236
06/28/2020
Biologist
Biologist
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$62,236
$62,236
06/28/2020
Field Operating Offices of The Office of The Secretary of The Army
Field Operating Offices of The Office of The Secretary of The Army
Supervisory Biologist
Supervisory Biologist
Supervisory Biologist
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$97,360
$97,360
06/28/2020
Lead Nepa Biologist
Lead Nepa Biologist
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$94,512
$94,512
06/28/2020
Biologist (Public Notice Flyer)
Biologist (Public Notice Flyer)
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$121,316
$121,316
06/26/2020
Region Biologist
Region Biologist
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$55,200
$55,200
06/23/2020
Biologist II
Biologist II
06/18/2020
06/18/2020
$52,175
$52,175
06/18/2020
Biologist
Biologist
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$37,566
$37,566
06/17/2020
Biologist II
Biologist II
06/15/2020
06/15/2020
$50,088
$50,088
06/15/2020