How much does a Zoologist make in the United States? The average Zoologist salary in the United States is $77,519 as of December 27, 2022, but the range typically falls between $63,489 and $95,599. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Zoologist studies the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals. Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Being a Zoologist is familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Additionally, Zoologist performs a variety of complicated tasks. (Copyright 2023 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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