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Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in District of Columbia

Want to work in District of Columbia as a Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist? Read this first!

$106,660 Median Salary
10 Job Openings
  • Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Work in District of Columbia?

In District of Columbia, there were 90 people working as Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in the year 2018.

There were 90 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.

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The typical state has 230 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists than average.

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Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 7.7%.

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District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 10 annual Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists job openings in District of Columbia, and 120 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,900 annual jobs and 20,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists ranged from $70,410 to $164,200 with $106,660 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $33.85 to $78.94. The median hourly rate was $51.28.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $50.13 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.15.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top District of Columbia Metros for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 250 $106,000

Top States for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington 2,370 $70,250
California 2,240 $71,410
Florida 1,370 $43,880
Oregon 950 $71,260
Minnesota 700 $59,520
Alaska 670 $74,720
Colorado 570 $65,750
Idaho 490 $67,340
North Carolina 430 $53,630
Texas 400 $62,400
Missouri 380 $50,200
New York 370 $72,290
Montana 360 $63,330
Massachusetts 350 $83,500
Arizona 340 $61,230
Maryland 320 $72,440
Michigan 320 $66,320
Wyoming 310 $63,400
Wisconsin 310 $55,330
Utah 260 $52,230

Below are the states where Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $106,660
Massachusetts $83,500
Connecticut $77,510
Alaska $74,720
Maryland $72,440
New York $72,290
Iowa $71,970
Louisiana $71,420
North Dakota $71,420
California $71,410

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