Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists



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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 1401$32.92/hr$25.07/hr$29.34/hr$31.98/hr$36.69/hr$40.96/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration540$31.98/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/A14.6%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 10$38.39/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$31.97/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$31.44/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 50$28.76/hr11.4%
Southwest Minnesota 50$30.92/hr17.3%
Northeast Balance of State 60$31.98/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$31.98/hr1.1%
Northwest Minnesota 140$31.98/hr5.6%
Northwest Balance of State 140$31.98/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 300$26.41/hr8.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 340$25.93/hrN/A
Minnesota 690$30.91/hr5.9%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Conservation Scientists 630$30.49/hr6.0%
Soil and Plant Scientists 650$33.19/hr14.3%
Foresters 330$30.99/hr5.6%


  • Make recommendations on management systems and planning for wildlife populations and habitat, consulting with stakeholders and the public at large to explore options.
  • Inform and respond to public regarding wildlife and conservation issues, such as plant identification, hunting ordinances, and nuisance wildlife.
  • Inventory or estimate plant and wildlife populations.
  • Study animals in their natural habitats, assessing effects of environment and industry on animals, interpreting findings and recommending alternative operating conditions for industry.
  • Check for, and ensure compliance with, environmental laws, and notify law enforcement when violations are identified.
  • Make recommendations on management systems and planning for wildlife populations and habitat, consulting with stakeholders and the public at large to explore options.
  • Inform and respond to public regarding wildlife and conservation issues, such as plant identification, hunting ordinances, and nuisance wildlife.
  • Study animals in their natural habitats, assessing effects of environment and industry on animals, interpreting findings and recommending alternative operating conditions for industry.
  • Disseminate information by writing reports and scientific papers or journal articles, and by making presentations and giving talks for schools, clubs, interest groups and park interpretive programs.
  • Study characteristics of animals, such as origin, interrelationships, classification, life histories and diseases, development, genetics, and distribution.