Average Salary For Zoologist In South Africa

A zoologist is an expert in or student of the behavior, physiology, classification, and distribution of animals.


Zoologist Salary In South Africa

An early career Zoologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R229,000 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Zoologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R484,000 based on 6 salaries.

Are zoologists in demand in South Africa?

The demand for Zoologists varies widely.

In most parts of South Africa, there are more posts than there are biology teachers so one will almost certainly be able to get a teaching job, although this may not always be in the most convenient locality.

Do you need maths to study zoology?

Although Mathematics and Statistics are not required for a B.Sc. degree at all universities, anyone interested in zoological research will find basic training in these disciplines extremely useful.

Students with an interest in Ecology are well-advised to take Botany and/or Microbiology as subjects as well as zoology.

What jobs can zoologists get?

Environmental consultant.

Animal nutritionist.

Science writer.

Environmental education officer.


Veterinary nurse.

Research scientist.

Biomedical scientist.

How do I become a zoologist in South Africa?

You generally need a degree to become a zoologist. You should major in zoology or biology.

Specializing in genetics, embryology, or another area of animal science is recommended.

A 3 Year of Bachelor Science (BSc) in Zoology is obtainable from most universities.

Is becoming a zoologist worth it?

One of the chief advantages of becoming a zoologist is the ability to be paid to study animals.

While not everyone may find this a benefit, for animal lovers, few jobs provide a better opportunity to spend time around and learn about the thing they love.