A Public Health Microbiologist earns an average salary of $53,962 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$43,250 - $69,943
(Median)
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$59K
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MEDIAN: $58,892
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$18.59 - $30.00
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$23
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$58,893  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
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$35,829 - $73,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$22.57  
   
Overtime
$22.57  
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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$35,829 - $73,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Public Health Microbiologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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