For Microbiology Technologists, hourly average wages total $17.08 per hour. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a majority collect vision insurance. Most Microbiology Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction.

$34,254 - $64,947
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MEDIAN: $46,601
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$12.14 - $28.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,254 - $64,947  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$27,833 - $63,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $28.37  
   
Overtime
$19.37 - $49.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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$27,833 - $63,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Microbiology Technologist

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $39K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $45K on average. Microbiology Technologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $57K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $54K.

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Experience Affects Microbiology Technologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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