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
Southwest Minnesota 500$32.36/hr$0.42/hr$25.08/hr$26.89/hr$30.92/hr$36.70/hr$40.96/hr
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 Administration50$30.92/hr
Other Regional Data For Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
Geography (click title for details)OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2020 - 2030
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 300 $26.41/hr 11.6%
Northwest Minnesota 140 $31.98/hr N/A
Northeast Minnesota 90 $31.98/hr N/A
Central Minnesota 50 $28.76/hr 3.9%
Southwest Minnesota 50 $30.92/hr N/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A N/A N/A
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EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2020 - 2030
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal CaretakersN/A$13.39/hr14.1%
Tasks for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists