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Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in Michigan

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Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in Michigan

Is Michigan a good place for you to work as a Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist?

$66,320 Median Salary
30 Job Openings
  • Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in Michigan earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Work in Michigan?

320 people worked as Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in 2018 in this state.

There were 280 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 230 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists working in it, which means Michigan has more Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists than average.

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Job Projections for Michigan

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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Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 30 annual job openings, and 350 total jobs in 2026 for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in this state.

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

What do Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Make in Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists ranged from $41,450 to $83,170 with $66,320 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.93 to $39.98. The median hourly rate was $31.88.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $32.55 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.67.

The median salary in Michigan is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top Michigan 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
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 80 $57,810
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 40 $55,910

Top States for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Employment

View the list below to see 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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