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Salary for Microbiologists

Also known as:  Bacteriologist, Clinical Microbiologist, Medical Microbiologist, Microbiological Analyst, Public Health Microbiologist, Quality Control Microbiologist, Virologist

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Microbiologists study microorganisms such as bacteria, algae and fungi. They may investigate the interaction of microorganisms with compounds such as antibiotics and fungicides, or the interaction of these organisms with plants, animals and other microorganisms. These individuals may work in health care, academia, government or private sectors. They are expected to have a college education, and a clear preference for doctoral degree holders exists for this occupation.

A MicroBiologist will usually earn a compensation between 56000 - 84000 based on experience and education levels. Microbiologists will most likely receive a wage of Seventy Thousand Five Hundred dollars every year.

Microbiologists are compensated at the highest average salary in Maryland, where they get compensation, on average, of just about $96640. Employees in this career can obtain the highest pay in Public Administration, where they can receive compensation, on average, of $82860.

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HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.07 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Microbiologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $82,860
Public Administration $80,550
Health Care and Social Assistance $75,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $71,820
Manufacturing $68,690
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $64,160
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $54,020
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $64,160
Manufacturing $68,690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $71,820
Health Care and Social Assistance $75,040
Public Administration $80,550