National Average: $44,307
Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.
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).