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$73,322

Average Base Salary

$35/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$1,591

Average Bonus
The average aquatic ecologist salary in United States is $73,322 or an equivalent hourly rate of $35. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,591. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Salary by Experience

$48,112

Entry Level Salary

$89,958

Senior Level Salary
An entry level aquatic ecologist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $48,112. On the other end, a senior level aquatic ecologist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $89,958.

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Job Description
Study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management. May collect and analyze biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water habitats.

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