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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Microbiologist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$79,649 / yrTotal Pay
$50,329 / yrBase Pay
$29,321 / yrAdditional Pay

$79,649

 / yr
$37K$407K
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The estimated total pay for a Microbiologist is $79,649 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $50,329 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $29,321 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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$79,649 /yr
Microbiologist
$107,662 /yr
Senior Microbiologist
$92,939 /yr
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Mérieux NutriSciences
3.2

Mérieux NutriSciences

Microbiologist - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $14 - $24

$14

$24

$14 - $24 Range

IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group
2.7

$19

 /hr
Range: $16 - $26

$16

$26

$16 - $26 Range

Eurofins Scientific
3.4

Eurofins Scientific

Microbiologist - Hourly

$18

$34

$18 - $34 Range

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4.1

$50K

$114K

$50,299 - $114,392 Range

ATL
3.1

ATL

Microbiologist - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $15 - $22

$15

$22

$15 - $22 Range

Aerotek
3.6

Aerotek

Microbiologist

$62,063

 /yr
Range: $49K - $69K

$49K

$69K

$48,866 - $68,857 Range

Food Safety Net Services
2.2

Food Safety Net Services

Microbiologist - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $16 - $22

$16

$22

$16 - $22 Range

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EMSL Analytical
2.7

EMSL Analytical

Microbiologist

$65,453

 /yr
Range: $35K - $97K

$35K

$97K

$35,407 - $96,717 Range

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
4.2

$44K

$1M

$44,000 - $1,128,513 Range

Deibel Laboratories
2.8

Deibel Laboratories

Microbiologist - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $16 - $22

$16

$22

$16 - $22 Range

DonLevy Laboratories
2.2

DonLevy Laboratories

Microbiologist - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $17 - $26

$17

$26

$17 - $26 Range

Matrix Sciences
2.6

Matrix Sciences

Microbiologist - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $16 - $36

$16

$36

$16 - $36 Range

SGS
3.3

SGS

Microbiologist - Hourly

$16

$39

$16 - $39 Range

Pace Analytical
2.9

Pace Analytical

Microbiologist - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $20 - $26

$20

$26

$20 - $26 Range

Gibraltar Laboratories
2.4

$47,637

 /yr
Range: $44K - $67K

$44K

$67K

$44,415 - $67,222 Range

Tyson Foods
3.6

Tyson Foods

Microbiologist - Hourly

$19

$30

$19 - $30 Range

Labcorp
3.8

Labcorp

Microbiologist - Hourly

$17

$56

$17 - $56 Range

Washington Department of Health
4.2

$49,722

 /yr
Range: $48K - $81K

$48K

$81K

$47,516 - $80,831 Range

Boston Analytical
3.3

Boston Analytical

Microbiologist

$56,765

 /yr
Range: $44K - $73K

$44K

$73K

$44,000 - $72,534 Range

U.S. Department of Agriculture
4.0

$81,355

 /yr
Range: $56K - $109K

$56K

$109K

$55,968 - $109,364 Range

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$19

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8 days ago by a Microbiologist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$46,000

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8 days ago by a Microbiologist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$15

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8 days ago by a QC Microbiologist with less than one year of experience

$168,000

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8 days ago by a Research Microbiologist with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$55,000

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8 days ago by a Financial Rotational Analyst with less than one year of experience

$30

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9 days ago by a Polysomnographic Technologist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$39,500

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10 days ago by a Microbiology Technician with 1 to 3 years of experience

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The national average salary for a Microbiologist is $52,183 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Microbiologist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1248 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Microbiologist employees.

The highest salary for a Microbiologist in United States is $79,501 per year.

The lowest salary for a Microbiologist in United States is $34,252 per year.

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