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$48,142

Average Base Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$765

Average Bonus
The average ecologist salary in United States is $48,142 or an equivalent hourly rate of $23. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $765. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Salary by Experience

$33,544

Entry Level Salary

$63,762

Senior Level Salary
An entry level ecologist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $33,544. On the other end, a senior level ecologist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $63,762.

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Job Description
Manage, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. May conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or to protect rangelands. May instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in best ways to use crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the number and kind of livestock and forage plants best suited to particular ranges; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering. Excludes “Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists" (19-1023) and "Foresters" (19-1032).
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