Research Microbiologist

Research Microbiologist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$67,000
$41,000
Min 10%
$67,000
Median 50%
$110,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
USDA
Highest Paying City
Los Angeles, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
4.2 years
How much does a research microbiologist make?
Research Microbiologists in America make, on average, $67,750 a year or $32.57 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $41,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $110,000. Some of the states with the best Research Microbiologist salaries are California, Oregon, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. The typical tenure for a Research Microbiologist is 4.2 years.
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Average Research Microbiologist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Research Microbiologist in the United States is $67,750 per year or $32.57 per hour. Los Angeles, CA reports the highest Research Microbiologist salaries at $80,552 per year. The average starting salary in Los Angeles, CA for Research Microbiologists is $47,000. Some of the states with the best Research Microbiologist salaries are California, Oregon, Maryland, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi. The lowest earning states are Arkansas, Illinois, Wyoming, Tennessee, and Kansas.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
1
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
$80,552
$80,552
2
2
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
$75,007
$75,007
3
3
Cambridge, MA
Cambridge, MA
$69,788
$69,788
4
4
Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati, OH
$68,378
$68,378
5
5
Lincoln, NE
Lincoln, NE
$63,265
$63,265

Map of Research Microbiologist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Research Microbiologists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Research Microbiologist Salary By Company

Research Microbiologists report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Companies like USDA or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like Medline Industries and Novus International report highly competitive salaries for Research Microbiologists.

Average Research Microbiologist Pay By Industry

Research Microbiologist salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Retail companies, Professional companies, and Manufacturing companies pay higher-than-average wages for Research Microbiologists. Retail companies pay their Research Microbiologists the highest wages, averaging $76,178 per year. Professional companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $66,793 and $64,372, respectively. The types of companies that pay Research Microbiologists the least are in the Non Profits industry, where the average annual salary is $57,906.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
1
Retail
Retail
$76,178
$76,178
2
2
Professional
Professional
$66,793
$66,793
3
3
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$64,372
$64,372
4
4
Health Care
Health Care
$59,725
$59,725
5
5
Non Profits
Non Profits
$57,906
$57,906

Research Microbiologist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Research Microbiologist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Agricultural Research Service
Research Microbiologist
08/28/2019
$104,821
Agricultural Research Service
Research Microbiologist
08/26/2019
$104,821
Agricultural Research Service
Research Microbiologist
07/30/2019
$80,806
Agricultural Research Service
Research Microbiologist
07/29/2019
$74,596
Agricultural Research Service
Research Microbiologist
07/23/2019
$74,596
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Research Microbiologist
06/19/2019
$129,662
Cherokee Nation Assurance, LLC.
Research Microbiologist
03/22/2019
$100,000
Cherokee Nation Assurance, LLC.
Research Microbiologist
03/15/2019
$100,000
Silliker Inc.
Research Microbiologist
03/15/2019
$41,600
Materials and MacHines Corporation of America
Research Microbiologist
03/12/2019
$56,000
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