Ecologist Salary in the US

$52,280
per year
per month
$4,360
per month
per year
Bonus
$1,700/year
Bonus
$140/month

Ecologist - Average Salary

The average salary for an Ecologist is $52,280 per year ($4,360 per month), which is $1,210 (-2%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
An Ecologist can expect an average starting salary of $39,150. The highest salaries can exceed $82,680.
$39,150
Low
$52,280
Average salary
$82,680
High
$3,260
Low
$4,360
Average salary
$6,890
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$44,400
$88,880
Salary$39,150 - 82,680
Bonus$0 - 6,200
Total Pay$39,150 - 88,880
$0
$3,710
$7,410
Salary$3,260 - 6,890
Bonus$0 - 520
Total Pay$3,260 - 7,410

Ecologist Salary Range

Low
$39,150
Average salary
$52,280
Senior
$63,470
High
$82,680
Low
$3,260
Average salary
$4,360
Senior
$5,290
High
$6,890
Among Ecologists in the U.S., Marine Ecologists and Restoration Ecologists on average have higher salaries.

Ecologist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Field Ecologist$56K/year
+7% 
Restoration Ecologist$55K/year
+6% 
Marine Ecologist$55K/year
+5% 
Aquatic Ecologist$54K/year
+4% 
Wildlife Ecologist$51K/year
 -3%

Ecologist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Ecologist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $41,630 per year. A mid level Ecologist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $48,370, while a Senior Ecologist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $64,700. Ecologists with more than 20 years of experience earn $102,450 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Ecologist

Late Career▲ +96%
Senior▲ +24%
Average Salary$52,280/year
Mid Level▼ -7%
Entry Level▼ -20%

Gender Breakdown

Female
54%
Male
46%

Ecologist - Jobs by Location

Ecologist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Ecologist 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 Ecologist

How much does an Ecologist make in the US?
An Ecologist in the US earns an average of $52,280 gross per year, which is about $4,360 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Ecologist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for an Ecologist in the US?
The starting salary of an Ecologist in the US is around $39,150 gross per year.
What is the highest salary for an Ecologist in the US?
The highest salary of an Ecologist in the US can reach and exceed $82,680 gross per year. Marine Ecologists and Restoration Ecologists usually have the highest salaries.
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