From Bing "What Is the Average Entomologist Salary? While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) doesn't report on entomologists specifically, it groups them in with zoologists and wildlife biologists. As of 2012, this group made an average annual salary of $57,710. However, earnings will vary depending on the type of job, experience level, and location." I thought it might pay better than that as controlling crop pest is a big deal.