Entry-Level Microbiologist Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Microbiologists lies in the neighborhood of $48K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Microbiologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$34,733 - $68,912
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$48K
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MEDIAN: $48,170
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$14.33 - $24.66
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$0$68K
Salary $34,733 - $68,912
Bonus $50.00 - $5,139
Profit Sharing $1,965
Total Pay (?
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$31,963 - $63,693
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 365
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $14.33 - $24.66
Overtime $19.65 - $36.89
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $50.00 - $5,139
Profit Sharing $1,965
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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$31,963 - $63,693
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 267

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,361

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Entry-Level Microbiologists in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Microbiologists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+15 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and Chicago (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Madison, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Columbus and Oklahoma City are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 20 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Microbiologist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Microbiologist Salaries

PCR Analysis
▲9%

Research Analysis
▲8%

Molecular Biology
▲5%

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 53 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%
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