Wildlife Biologist - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Wildlife Biologist"

How much does a Wildlife Biologist in the federal government get paid? $78,149.31* *Based on the 2016 average.
2,170 EMPLOYEES
$169.51M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Wildlife Biologist was the 106th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 2,170 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Wildlife Biology, with an average salary of $72,002.

Government Wildlife Biology jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Wildlife Biology job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Wildlife Biologist

Wildlife Biologist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Wildlife Biologist is $78,149.31. The highest paid Wildlife Biologist made $180,114 in 2016.

Common Wildlife Biologist Payscales

Payscale Number of Wildlife Biology Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,128
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 24
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 11
ST - Scientific And Professional 5
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
ZZ - Nonapplicable 1

Starting Paygrade: $31,819.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $134,776.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 0400 NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Wildlife Biology jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Housing ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Bioengineering and Biomedical EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Language SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Legal Instruments ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Equal Opportunity ComplianceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Wildlife Biology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Wildlife Biologist was $60,588. Since then, the average pay has increased to $78,149 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0486.

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