MICROBIOLOGIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$73,000
$36,000
Min 10%
$73,000
Median 50%
$146,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Battelle
Highest Paying City
Fargo, ND
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a microbiologist make?
As a Microbiologist in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $73,553 per year or $35.36 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $146,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $36,000. Professional companies and Pharmaceutical companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The top 5 states when it comes to Microbiologist salaries are North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Maine, and Vermont. Most Microbiologists spend 3.0 years in the position.

Average Microbiologist Salary By Company

If you are a Microbiologist, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Most Microbiologist jobs are in Professional companies and Professional companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Microbiologists are Battelle and EMSL Analytical. If you can find a job at a company like LifePoint Health or SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT PUBLIC FACILITIES, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Microbiologists.

Average Microbiologist Salary By Location

As a Microbiologist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $73,553 per year or $35.36 per hour. Working in Fargo, ND as a Microbiologist will pay you the highest wages at around $147,580 per year. The average starting salary in Fargo, ND for Microbiologists is $81,000. North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Maine, and Vermont are the states with the highest payscale for Microbiologists. The lowest earning states are Nevada, California, South Carolina, Arizona, and Florida.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Fargo, ND
$147,580
2
Denver, CO
$115,759
3
Salem, NH
$114,197
4
Haverhill, MA
$113,705
5
Madison, WI
$112,097

Average Microbiologist Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Microbiologist works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Pharmaceutical companies, and Health Care companies pay higher-than-average wages for Microbiologists. Technology companies pay Microbiologists an average salary of $79,113, Pharmaceutical companies pay $77,414, and Health Care companys come in at $76,617. The types of companies that pay Microbiologists the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $64,854.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Technology
$79,113
2
Pharmaceutical
$77,414
3
Health Care
$76,617
4
Hospitality
$75,029
5
Retail
$67,289

RECENTLY ADDED Microbiologist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
State of Hawaii
Microbiologist
10/31/2019
$48,948
Microbiologist
10/31/2019
$66,784
TRC Staffing Services
Microbiologist
10/28/2019
$60,523
Cybercoders
Microbiologist
10/18/2019
$45,000
Randstad
Microbiologist
09/27/2019
$37,566
Agricultural Research Service
Microbiologist
09/25/2019
$74,596
Kelly Services
Microbiologist
09/25/2019
$37,566
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Microbiologist
09/24/2019
$59,173
09/24/2019
$44,184
09/24/2019
$70,737
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