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Marine biologist salary in United States

How much does a Marine Biologist make in the United States?

Average base salary


The average salary for a marine biologist is $50,511 per year in the United States. 79 salaries reported, updated at September 9, 2022

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Top companies for Marine Biologists in United States

  1. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
    9 reviews5 salaries reported
    $91,369per year
  2. $25,374per year
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Highest paying cities for Marine Biologists near United States

  1. Boston, MA
    $57,843 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $54,247 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Anchorage, AK
    $51,099 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Point Judith, RI
    $49,860 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Gloucester, MA
    $48,277 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. New Bedford, MA
    $48,041 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Hyannis, MA
    $46,874 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Hampton Bays, NY
    $46,845 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Chatham, MA
    $44,836 per year
    6 salaries reported
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Where can a Marine Biologist earn more?

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Salary satisfaction

Based on 5 ratings

40% of Marine Biologists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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Common questions about salaries for a Marine Biologist

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