Entry-Level Microbiologist Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Microbiologists come in at around $48K annually on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,360 - $68,284
$34K
$48K
$68K
MEDIAN: $47,964
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$14.10 - $24.79
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MEDIAN: $18.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,360 - $68,284  
   
Bonus
$0.57 - $5,135  
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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$31,850 - $64,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 343
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.10 - $24.79  
   
Overtime
$19.69 - $36.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.57 - $5,135  
   
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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$31,850 - $64,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 238

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,307

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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Microbiologists in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Microbiologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+15 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and Chicago (+12 percent). Entry-Level Microbiologists in Madison earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Oklahoma City (19 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Microbiologist

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Microbiologist Salaries

Research Analysis
▲9%

PCR Analysis
▲9%

Molecular Biology
▲6%

National Average
$44,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼2%

Data Analysis
▼2%

Microbiology
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 14%