Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Microbiologist make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$59,549 / yrTotal Pay
$56,216 / yrBase Pay
$3,333 / yrAdditional Pay

$59,549

 / yr
$37K$95K
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The estimated total pay for a Microbiologist is $59,549 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $56,216 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 $3,333 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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Total Pay Trajectory

For Microbiologist

$59,549 /yr
Microbiologist
$108,612 /yr
Senior Microbiologist
$75,411 /yr
Microbiologist IV
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Related Job Titles

For Microbiologist

Some related job titles are Environmental Microbiologist Salaries with median pay of $63,984, Microbiology Salaries with median pay of $71,101, Pharmaceutical Microbiologist Salaries with median pay of $81,601, Quality Control Microbiologist Salaries with median pay of $54,601.

Top Paying Companies

For a Microbiologist in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Microbiologist in United States. Employers include Microsoft, Procter & Gamble and IHRC.

1
Microsoft
$133,990/yr
3
IHRC
$102,499/yr
9
GSK
$83,366/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Microbiologist in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Microbiologist in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $133,990, Financial Services with a median total pay of $100,994, Agriculture with a median total pay of $82,189, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $77,204, and Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $74,838.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$133,990

    48% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$100,994

    31% Higher than other industries

  • AgricultureAgriculture$82,189

    15% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$77,204

    10% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$74,838

    7% Higher than other industries

Information Technology

The top paying company in Information Technology for Microbiologist is Microsoft.

MicrosoftMicrosoft$133,990/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Research & Science?

Research and science jobs offer pay well above the national average. Increased demand for STEM workers is increasing salaries in research and science. Jobs in these fields, however, often require higher education at the graduate level and/or specialized training. While domain-specific expertise gives workers in these fields access to very specialized jobs, there are also many employers who hire STEM workers for their general data and technology skills.

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

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Microbiologist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$40,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Microbiologist Analyst

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$45,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Microbiology Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$24

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Microbiologist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$21

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Microbiologist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$38

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
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Microbiology Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$35

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
QC Microbiologist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$17

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
QC Microbiology Analyst

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$51,000

/yr

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1-3 years
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Microbiologist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Microbiologist is $56,216 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Microbiologist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2017 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Microbiologist employees.

The highest salary for a Microbiologist in United States is $89,283 per year.

The lowest salary for a Microbiologist in United States is $35,395 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Microbiologist or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Microbiologist.