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Biologist salary in United States

How much does a Biologist make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $26.57
Low $17.82
High $39.60
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a biologist is $26.57 per hour in the United States. 857 salaries reported, updated at January 25, 2023

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Top companies for Biologists in United States

  1. Krucial Rapid Response
    187 reviews7 salaries reported
    $72.15per hour
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Highest paying cities for Biologists near United States

  1. San Diego, CA
    $37.00 per hour
    41 salaries reported
  2. Cambridge, MA
    $36.72 per hour
    18 salaries reported
  3. West Point, PA
    $31.79 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  1. Sacramento, CA
    $25.72 per hour
    14 salaries reported
  2. Chesterfield, MO
    $25.41 per hour
    52 salaries reported
  3. Manassas, VA
    $25.33 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  1. St. Louis, MO
    $23.36 per hour
    24 salaries reported
  2. Indianapolis, IN
    $19.67 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  3. Boise, ID
    $18.26 per hour
    5 salaries reported
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Where can a Biologist earn more?

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Most common benefits for Biologists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 41 ratings

46% of Biologists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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