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, 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 View full job description

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