Microbiology Technologist Salary

The average Microbiology Technologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $17.74 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female Microbiology Technologists make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. The majority of Microbiology Technologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,702 - $64,707
$36K
$47K
$65K
MEDIAN: $47,040
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$12.33 - $27.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,702 - $64,707  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
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$28,941 - $60,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $27.76  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $38.74  
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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$28,941 - $60,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $54K.

Key Stats for Microbiology Technologist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Microbiology Technologist Salaries

Experienced
▲29%

Late-Career
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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