Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (19-1023)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 920 927 0.76 14 70 85
United States 19300 20200 0.0 300 1500 1900
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 33.90 20.06 25.31 31.90 39.74 51.12
Alaska 38.92 25.96 31.29 37.14 43.84 53.43
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 36.95 26.27 31.06 35.56 42.44 50.64
Balance of State 40.76 25.83 32.10 39.00 46.16 53.63

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.