Microbiology Technologist Salary

Pay for Microbiology Technologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $17.97 per hour. For the most part, Microbiology Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Microbiology Technologists making up 71 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,702 - $67,237
$36K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,040
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$13.33 - $27.93
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MEDIAN: $17.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,702 - $67,237  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
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$30,962 - $62,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.33 - $27.93  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $38.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$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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$30,962 - $62,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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

Pay by Experience for a Microbiology Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Microbiology Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 67 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Microbiology Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Microbiology Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 13 salaries. A Microbiology Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Microbiology Technologist

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Microbiology Technologist Salaries

Experienced
▲28%

Late-Career
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 11%
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