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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management. May collect and analyze biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water habitats.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
19,250 2.2 % $32.31 $67,200 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.69 $23.97 $30.42 $37.98 $48.93
Annual Wage (2) $38,880 $49,860 $63,270 $79,000 $101,780


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,720 0.35 $27.51 $57,210
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,930 0.20 $40.56 $84,370
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,770 0.12 $34.39 $71,540
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,580 0.03 $34.00 $70,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,300 0.04 $32.80 $68,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 670 0.39 $26.32 $54,750
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,720 0.35 $27.51 $57,210
Social Advocacy Organizations 750 0.34 $28.03 $58,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,930 0.20 $40.56 $84,370
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,770 0.12 $34.39 $71,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 60 (7) $47.37 $98,520
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,930 0.20 $40.56 $84,370
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 320 0.02 $36.07 $75,020
Scientific Research and Development Services 740 0.10 $35.74 $74,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $34.84 $72,460


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,380 0.72 5.48 $37.51 $78,030
Florida 2,150 0.24 1.87 $22.36 $46,500
California 2,140 0.12 0.94 $36.44 $75,790
Oregon 950 0.50 3.80 $35.80 $74,460
Alaska 740 2.35 17.92 $38.80 $80,710




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 740 2.35 17.92 $38.80 $80,710
Wyoming 300 1.10 8.40 $30.26 $62,950
Montana 370 0.78 5.98 $32.15 $66,870
Washington 2,380 0.72 5.48 $37.51 $78,030
Idaho 440 0.60 4.60 $32.53 $67,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 80 0.12 0.89 $51.81 $107,770
Massachusetts 440 0.12 0.93 $44.00 $91,530
Maryland 320 0.12 0.92 $39.01 $81,150
Alaska 740 2.35 17.92 $38.80 $80,710
Connecticut 60 0.04 0.27 $37.75 $78,510





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,090 0.54 4.12 $40.25 $83,710
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 580 0.43 3.30 $21.70 $45,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 390 0.16 1.20 $36.21 $75,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 340 0.17 1.33 $27.70 $57,610
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 340 0.33 2.53 $34.82 $72,430
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 300 2.60 19.87 $34.22 $71,170
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 300 0.24 1.86 $39.76 $82,700
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 280 0.11 0.81 $30.54 $63,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.08 0.64 $48.27 $100,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 250 0.04 0.30 $41.87 $87,100




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fairbanks, AK 170 4.94 37.71 $35.70 $74,260
Corvallis, OR 100 2.73 20.84 $36.67 $76,260
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 300 2.60 19.87 $34.22 $71,170
Wenatchee, WA 90 1.78 13.58 $35.96 $74,800
Barnstable Town, MA 170 1.60 12.17 $50.85 $105,760
Lewiston, ID-WA 30 1.29 9.83 $27.52 $57,240
Walla Walla, WA 30 1.21 9.26 $32.39 $67,360
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 110 1.19 9.07 $32.72 $68,060
Flagstaff, AZ 70 1.15 8.75 $28.92 $60,150
Tallahassee, FL 200 1.12 8.55 $21.53 $44,780