Salary for Microbiologists

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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 usually receives a compensation in a range of $45,690 to $156,360 based on experience and talent. usually receive a salary of ninety-one thousand eight hundred and fourty dollars annually.

can expect the most salary in California, where they receive an average job salary of just about $116,630. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they receive wages of $100,950.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 51.51 percent nationwide in that time.

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Microbiologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$100,950
Public Administration
$96,100
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$93,570
Health Care and Social Assistance
$90,300
Manufacturing
$80,460
Wholesale Trade
$80,230

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$63,500
Wholesale Trade
$80,230
Manufacturing
$80,460
Health Care and Social Assistance
$90,300
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$93,570
Public Administration
$96,100