Biologist Salary in the US

$57,325
per year
per hour
$27.56
per hour
per year

Biologist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Biologist is $57,325 per year ($27.56 per hour), which is $3,835 (+7%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Biologist can expect an average starting salary of $32,669. The highest salaries can exceed $103,000.
$32,669
Low
$57,325
Average salary
$103,000
High
$15.71
Low
$27.56
Average salary
$49.52
High

Biologist Salary Range

Low
$32,669
Average salary
$57,325
Experienced
$72,455
High
$103,000
Low
$15.71
Average salary
$27.56
Experienced
$34.83
High
$49.52
Among professionals with a Biology Degree in the US, Field Biologists, Environmental Biologists and Plant Biologists tend to have the lowest salaries, while Forensic Biologists, Synthetic Biologists and Computational Biologists enjoy the highest salaries.

Biologist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Computational Biologist$79K/year
+38% 
Synthetic Biologist$74K/year
+29% 
Forensic Biologist$73K/year
+27% 
Research Biologist$61K/year
+7% 
Evolutionary Biologist$60K/year
+4% 
Plant Biologist$57K/year
 -1%
Environmental Biologist$56K/year
 -2%
Human Biologist$53K/year
 -7%
Field Biologist$40K/year
 -31%
PhD Graduate - Biology$37K/year
 -35%

Biologist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Biologist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $36,000 per year. A mid career Biologist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $53,000, while an experienced Biologist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $72,000. Biologists with more than 20 years of experience earn $80,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Biologist

Late Career▲ +40%
Experienced▲ +26%
Average Salary$57,325/year
Mid Career▼ -8%
Entry Level▼ -37%

Gender Breakdown

Female
59%
Male
41%

Biologist - Jobs by Location

Biologist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Biologist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Biologist

How much does a Biologist make in the US?
A Biologist in the US earns an average of $57,325 gross per year, which is about $27.56 gross per hour. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Biologist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Biologist in the US?
The starting salary of a Biologist in the US is around $32,669 gross per year. Field Biologists, Environmental Biologists and Plant Biologists usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Biologist in the US?
The highest salary of a Biologist in the US can reach and exceed $103,000 gross per year. Forensic Biologists, Synthetic Biologists and Computational Biologists usually have the highest salaries.
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