Marine Biologist Salary in the US

$67,335
per year
per hour
$32.37
per hour
per year

Marine Biologist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Marine Biologist is $67,335 per year ($32.37 per hour), which is $13,845 (+26%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Marine Biologist can expect an average starting salary of $29,129. The highest salaries can exceed $128,866.
$29,129
Low
$67,335
Average salary
$128,866
High
$14
Low
$32.37
Average salary
$61.95
High

Marine Biologist Salary Range

Low
$29,129
Average salary
$67,335
Experienced
$77,420
High
$128,866
Low
$14
Average salary
$32.37
Experienced
$37.22
High
$61.95

Marine Biologist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Marine Biologist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $35,000 per year. A mid career Marine Biologist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $53,000, while an experienced Marine Biologist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $77,000. Ocean Biologists and Marine Biologists with more than 20 years of experience earn $90,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Marine Biologist

Late Career▲ +34%
Experienced▲ +14%
Average Salary$67,335/year
Mid Career▼ -21%
Entry Level▼ -48%

Gender Breakdown

Female
62%
Male
38%

Marine Biologist - Related Salaries

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