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Microbiology Technologist Salary

The average Microbiology Technologist in the United States earns approximately $16.18 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one-fifth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Microbiology Technologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$27,000 - $60,000
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$27K
$37K
$60K
MEDIAN: $37,087
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$12.20 - $22.26
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$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$27,000 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,052  
Total Pay (?
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$27,852 - $52,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $22.26  
   
Overtime
$8.15 - $29.90  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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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$27,852 - $52,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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 34%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%