How much does a Marine Biologist make?

Updated Jan 3, 2022

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$50,553 /yr
Average Base Pay

46 salaries

$27K

Low

$51K

Average

$96K

High

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How much does a Marine Biologist make? The national average salary for a Marine Biologist is $50,553 in United States. Filter by location to see Marine Biologist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 46 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Marine Biologist employees.

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Fish and Wildlife Technician in United States of America

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$11

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Fish and Wildlife Technician with 1 to 3 years of experience

$87,754

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Environmental Resource Specialist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$85,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$5,000/yr

8 days ago by a Biologist with 7 to 9 years of experience

$117,500

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$4,000/yr

9 days ago by a Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Biologist with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$17

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Fish and Wildlife Technician with 1 to 3 years of experience

$56,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Biologist with less than one year of experience

$45,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Molecular Biologist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$54,523

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Biologist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$57,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Molecular Biologist with less than one year of experience

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DONE by NONE
4.1

DONE by NONE

Marine Biologist - Hourly

$30

 /hr
Range: $21 - $37

$21

$37

$21 - $37 Range

Texas A&M University
4.4

Texas A&M University

Marine Biologist - Hourly
About 

$9 -$11

 hourly

$9

$11

$9 - $11 Range

First Student
4.1

First Student

Marine Biologist - Hourly Intern
About 

$9 -$35

 hourly

$9

$35

$9 - $35 Range

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
4.2

$74K

$95K

$74,097 - $95,290 Range

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
3.6

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Marine Biologist - Hourly
About 

$15 -$27

 hourly

$15

$27

$15 - $27 Range

Marine Biological Laboratory
3.4

Marine Biological Laboratory

Marine Biologist - Monthly
About 

$1K -$4K

$1K

$4K

$1,348 - $4,496 Range

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
3

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Marine Biologist - Hourly
About 

$10 -$33

 hourly

$10

$33

$10 - $33 Range

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St. Augustine Aquarium

Marine Biologist - Hourly
About 

$13 -$14

 hourly

$13

$14

$13 - $14 Range

Riverhead Foundation-Marine

Marine Biologist - Hourly
About 

$28 -$33

 hourly

$28

$33

$28 - $33 Range

Starbucks
3.8

Starbucks

Marine Biologist - Hourly
About 

$15 -$17

 hourly

$15

$17

$15 - $17 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Marine Biologist
About 

$67K -$72K

$67K

$72K

$67,167 - $72,335 Range

Ulta Beauty
3.6

Ulta Beauty

Marine Biologist - Hourly
About 

$11 -$12

 hourly

$11

$12

$11 - $12 Range

Petco
3.2

Petco

Marine Biologist - Monthly
About 

$2K -$2K

$2K

$2K

$2,099 - $2,287 Range

AECOM
3.7

AECOM

Marine Biologist - Hourly
About 

$97 -$105

 hourly

$97

$105

$97 - $105 Range

University of Washington
4.3

University of Washington

Marine Biologist - Hourly
About 

$18 -$20

 hourly

$18

$20

$18 - $20 Range

American Eagle Outfitters
3.6

American Eagle Outfitters

Marine Biologist
About 

$53K -$57K

$53K

$57K

$52,773 - $56,853 Range

American Eagle Outfitters
3.6

American Eagle Outfitters

Marine Biologist - Hourly
About 

$11 -$11

 hourly

$11

$11

$11 - $11 Range

Applebee's
3.5

Applebee's

Marine Biologist - Hourly
About 

$15 -$16

 hourly

$15

$16

$15 - $16 Range

Johnson Controls
3.6

Johnson Controls

Marine Biologist
About 

$55K -$60K

$55K

$60K

$55,415 - $60,053 Range

University of Southern California
4.3

$48K

$52K

$47,840 - $52,312 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Marine Biologist salaries

The national average salary for a Marine Biologist is $50,553 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Marine Biologist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 46 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Marine Biologist employees.

The highest salary for a Marine Biologist in United States is $95,831 per year.

The lowest salary for a Marine Biologist in United States is $26,667 per year.

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