Microbiology Technologist Salary

Microbiology Technologists in the United States take home approximately $16.20 per hour on average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Microbiology Technologists (67 percent) survey participants are women.

$28,383 - $59,598
(Median)
$28K
$38K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,466
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$12.06 - $25.04
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$28,383 - $59,598  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,052  
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$25,797 - $54,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $25.04  
   
Overtime
$9.79 - $30.91  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,052  
   
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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$25,797 - $54,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Job Description for Microbiology Technologist

Microbiology technologists are responsible for conducting microbiology tasks with a variety of technology equipment and techniques. They are in charge of using different biology approaches to conduct laboratory testing activities. Their main duties include implementing operating procedures and following strict safety procedures to avoid incidents.

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Microbiology Technologist Tasks

  • Test, calibrate and clean equipment and machinery.
  • Perform tests according to standards and document results.
  • Prepare specimens and materials, including cleaning the workspace.
  • Record, check and analyze data to create reports and communicate quality.

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Experience Affects Microbiology Technologist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%
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