Entry-Level Microbiologists can expect wages of $47K annually on average. For the most part, Entry-Level Microbiologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Microbiologists (54 percent) survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,413 - $66,639
(Median)
$34K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,511
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$14.09 - $25.36
(Median)
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,413 - $66,639  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,980  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,456 - $62,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $25.36  
   
Overtime
$20.41 - $38.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,456 - $62,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 234
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Skills That Affect Microbiologist Salaries

PCR Analysis
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Research Analysis
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Molecular Biology
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National Average
$44,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Microbiology
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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