How Much Money Do Marine Biologists Make?

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Recent marine biology graduates can expect to earn around $35,000. The salary of more-experienced biologists can rise to over $100,000. The marine biology field is very competitive, and there are many different types of jobs available which impact salary.

Marine biology is the scientific study of all organisms that live in salt water. Many marine biologists are affiliated with universities and are heavily involved in research. Aquariums and zoos are other popular locations for employment. Traveling and working outdoors is representative of a marine biologist career, but laboratory work is vital, not only for new discoveries, but also for the care and treatment of marine animal life.