Microbiology Technologists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $17.56 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up the majority of Microbiology Technologists (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,496 - $65,664
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MEDIAN: $49,132
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$12.22 - $28.22
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,496 - $65,664  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
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$28,329 - $63,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $28.22  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $48.75  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,965  
   
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$28,329 - $63,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Microbiology Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $40K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $46K on average. On average, Microbiology Technologists make $57K following one to two decades on the job. Microbiology Technologists who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $54K.

Key Stats for Microbiology Technologist

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
059
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Microbiology Technologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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