Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Marine Biologist make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$60,107 / yrTotal Pay
$51,824 / yrBase Pay
$8,284 / yrAdditional Pay

$60,107

 / yr
$38K$97K
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The estimated total pay for a Marine Biologist is $60,107 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $51,824 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $8,284 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Marine Biologist

Some related job titles are Aquarist Salaries with median pay of $45,538, Ecologist Salaries with median pay of $65,313, Assistant Professor, Biology and Marine Biology Salaries with median pay of $78,314, Environmental Scientist Salaries with median pay of $86,108.

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Texas A&M University
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$50,822

 / yr

$81,836

 / yr

$24

 / hr

$57,965

 / yr

$81,249

 / yr

$55,569

 / yr

$35

 / hr

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$30

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$57,934

 / yr

$57,405

 / yr

$46,433

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$23

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$69,108

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$47,167

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$37

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Top Paying Industries

For a Marine Biologist in United States

The top paying industry for a Marine Biologist in United States is Education with a median total pay of $50,822.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • EducationEducation$50,822

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Education

The top paying company in Education for Marine Biologist is Texas A&M University.

Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University$50,822/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Research & Science?

Research and science jobs offer pay well above the national average. Increased demand for STEM workers is increasing salaries in research and science. Jobs in these fields, however, often require higher education at the graduate level and/or specialized training. While domain-specific expertise gives workers in these fields access to very specialized jobs, there are also many employers who hire STEM workers for their general data and technology skills.

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Wildlife Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Fish and Wildlife Biologist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$135,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Biologist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$62,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Biologist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$16

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Biologist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$71,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Fish Biologist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$58,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Entomologist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday

Marine Biologist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Marine Biologist is $51,824 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Marine Biologist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 158 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Marine Biologist employees.

The highest salary for a Marine Biologist in United States is $81,828 per year.

The lowest salary for a Marine Biologist in United States is $32,821 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Marine Biologist or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Marine Biologist.