19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Occupational Description:
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.

Occupational Employment Statistics(OES) Wage Data
Wages Updated to First Quarter, 2018
GeographyEmploymentEmp SE*MeanMean SE*10th25thMedian75th90th
Minnesota 72048$29.08/hr$0.32/hr$20.13/hr$24.10/hr$28.82/hr$34.22/hr$37.95/hr
U S 17,710407$32.07/hr$0.19/hr$19.18/hr$24.01/hr$30.16/hr$37.54/hr$48.26/hr
*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.

Leading Industries for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
IndustryOES EmploymentOES Median Wage
Public Administration600$28.67/hr
Other Services50$18.84/hr
Other Regional Data For Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
Geography (click title for details)OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2018 - 2028
Minnesota 720 $28.82/hr 4.5%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MetroSA 300 $28.28/hr N/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 280 $28.39/hr 8.7%
Northwest Minnesota 170 $29.32/hr 5.6%
Northwest Balance of State 160 $29.24/hr N/A
Northeast Minnesota 120 $29.84/hr 1.1%
Northeast Balance of State 80 $29.26/hr N/A
Central Minnesota 50 $28.00/hr 11.4%
Duluth, MN-WI MetroSA 50 $29.23/hr N/A
Southwest Minnesota 50 $28.57/hr 17.3%
Southwest Balance of State 40 $28.34/hr N/A
Fargo, ND-MN MetroSA 10 $37.87/hr N/A
La Crosse, WI-MN MetroSA N/A N/A N/A
Mankato-North Mankato, MN MetroSA N/A N/A N/A
Grand Forks, ND-MN MetroSA N/A N/A N/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A N/A N/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A N/A N/A
St. Cloud, MN MetroSA N/A N/A N/A
Rochester, MN MetroSA N/A N/A N/A
Related Occupations
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EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2018 - 2028
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers1,520$13.90/hr19.1%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians930$20.48/hr4.8%
Tasks for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists