Public Health Microbiologist Salary

A Public Health Microbiologist earns an average wage of $20.78 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$45,751 - $72,000
$55K
MEDIAN: $55,000
50%

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$0$80K
Salary $55,000
Bonus $1,000
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$24,161 - $80,457
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Public Health Microbiologist

Public health microbiologists generally perform microbiological and chemical tests in a laboratory setting. They use laboratory equipment to detect, identify and control microbial disease agents, and they often train and advise non-professional and non-specialist personnel on microbiology-related issues. Public health microbiologists may also act as consultants outside of their department, working with other organizations' staff, the public and allied health personnel. To ensure property safety, public health microbiologists must be trained in and able to follow proper laboratory safety procedures. Due to the dangerous nature of the agents being handled, public health microbiologists need to be well trained in proper laboratory safety procedures. They should understand laws and standards related to public health laboratory programs as well.

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Public Health Microbiologist Tasks

  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings.
  • Plan, administer and evaluate health safety standards and programs to improve public health, conferring with health department, industry personnel, physicians and others.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate microorganisms that cause disease.
  • Identify and analyze public health issues related to food borne parasitic diseases and their impact on public policies or scientific studies or surveys.

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Key Stats for Public Health Microbiologist

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
10-19 years
40%
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Experience Affects Public Health Microbiologist Salaries

Experienced
▲33%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
10-19 years
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 13%
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