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Marine Biologists

Earnings

Salaries vary quite a lot depending on factors such as the person's level of education, the type of work (research, teaching, etc.), the size, location, and type of employer (for example, large university, government agency, or private company), and the person's level of work experience. Salary.com reported that marine biologists employed in the U.S. in December 2019 had an average annual salary of $77,968; salaries ranged from $31,962 to $123,973. According to the Department of Labor, the median annual wage for wildlife biologists and zoologists was $63,420 in May 2018. Salaries ranged from $40,290 or less to $102,830 or higher. College biological science teachers (including those who specialize in marine science) had median annual salaries of $82,550 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries ranged from less than $44,550 to more thanĀ $169,290. Marine biologists who hold top-ranking positions and have much experience, such as senior research scientists, may earn higher salaries.

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