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, 2020
GeographyEmploymentEmp SE*MeanMean SE*10th25thMedian75th90th
Minnesota 690117$30.32/hr$0.52/hr$19.34/hr$23.62/hr$30.91/hr$35.81/hr$40.96/hr
U S 19,250424$32.64/hr$0.20/hr$18.88/hr$24.22/hr$30.73/hr$38.37/hr$49.44/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 Administration540$31.98/hr
Other Regional Data For Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
Geography (click title for details)OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2020 - 2030
Minnesota 690 $30.91/hr 5.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 340 $25.93/hr N/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 300 $26.41/hr 11.6%
Northwest Balance of State 140 $31.98/hr N/A
Northwest Minnesota 140 $31.98/hr N/A
Northeast Minnesota 90 $31.98/hr N/A
Northeast Balance of State 60 $31.98/hr N/A
Southwest Minnesota 50 $30.92/hr -2.0%
Central Minnesota 50 $28.76/hr 3.9%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40 $31.97/hr N/A
Southwest Balance of State 40 $31.44/hr N/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 10 $38.39/hr N/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A N/A N/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/A N/A N/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A N/A 0.0%
Southeast Balance of State N/A N/A N/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A N/A N/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A N/A N/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A N/A N/A
Related Occupations
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EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2020 - 2030
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers1,290$14.10/hr11.1%
Tasks for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists