Biologist salary in the United States

Average salary
$63,500/yr
Based on 4,014 income tax records
$25,000
$132,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$38K
 
$52K
 
$66K
 
$77K
 
$81K
$25,000
$132,000
How much do Biologists make?
The average total salary for a Biologist is $63,500 per year. This is based on data from 4,014 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Biologist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Biologist salary can vary between $25,000 to $132,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Biologist salary by location

Biologist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Department Of The Interior, Fairfax County, VA
18 income tax records
$105,000/yr
$48K – $143K
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US Department Of Defense, Fairfax County, VA
12 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$64K – $148K
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Lilly, Marion County, IN
13 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$65K – $148K
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Kelly Services, Montgomery County, MD
10 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$63K – $89K
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State Of Alaska, Anchorage County, AK
17 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$35K – $88K
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Dept Of Fishwildlife, Thurston County, WA
12 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$47K – $97K
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State Of Florida, Leon County, FL
13 income tax records
$39,500/yr
$23K – $50K

Biologist demographics in United States

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45% are single
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55% are married
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40% have kids
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61% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Biologists in United States

4,014 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a biologist in the United States is $63,500 per year. Biologist salaries in the United States can vary between $25,000 to $132,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 4,014 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as biologist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for biologists in the United States: Department of The Interior ($105,000 a year), US Department of Defense ($102,000 a year), and Lilly ($87,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for biologists in the United States: Washington Metro Area, DC ($89,500 a year), Boston Metro Area, MA ($85,500 a year), and Baltimore Metro Area, MD ($82,500 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.