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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southwest Minnesota 5012$36.08/hr$27.21/hr$31.23/hr$34.71/hr$42.87/hr$44.46/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services20$25.08/hr
Other Services30$23.83/hr
Public Administration470$34.71/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
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
Fargo ND-MN MSA 10$31.44/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 10$34.71/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$34.71/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$32.38/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 40$33.00/hr0.0%
Southwest Balance of State 40$34.71/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 50$33.99/hr3.9%
Southwest Minnesota 50$34.71/hr-2.0%
Northeast Balance of State 50$34.71/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 130$34.71/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 140$34.71/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 160$30.15/hr11.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 180$31.23/hrN/A
Minnesota 520$34.71/hr5.2%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Conservation Scientists 850$39.97/hr2.9%
Soil and Plant Scientists 520$30.97/hr2.1%
Foresters 340$32.70/hr1.4%


  • Make recommendations on management systems and planning for wildlife populations and habitat, consulting with stakeholders and the public at large to explore options.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as fundraising, public relations, budgeting, and supervision of zoo staff.
  • Inform and respond to public regarding wildlife and conservation issues, such as plant identification, hunting ordinances, and nuisance wildlife.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as fundraising, public relations, budgeting, and supervision of zoo staff.
  • Inventory or estimate plant and wildlife populations.
  • Analyze characteristics of animals to identify and classify them.
  • Study animals in their natural habitats, assessing effects of environment and industry on animals, interpreting findings and recommending alternative operating conditions for industry.
  • Raise specimens for study and observation or for use in experiments.
  • 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.