The average salary for a Microbiologist is AU$59,166 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$46,270 - AU$89,800
AU$46K
AU$59K
AU$90K
MEDIAN: AU$59,290
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50%
90%
AU$22.76 - AU$34.49
AU$23
AU$29
AU$34
MEDIAN: AU$28.86
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AU$0AU$97K
Salary AU$46,270 - AU$89,800
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$14,899
Profit Sharing AU$19,500
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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AU$46,961 - AU$97,845
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 103
Hourly Data AU$0AU$70
Hourly Rate AU$22.76 - AU$34.49
Hourly Tips AU$1.25
Overtime AU$7.50 - AU$70.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$97K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$14,899
Profit Sharing AU$19,500
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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AU$46,961 - AU$97,845
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

Job Description for Microbiologist

Microbiologists study the biology of microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and algae; examples of microbiologists include bacteriologists, virologists, immunologists and clinical microbiologists. They often work in research and development, although they may also instruct students in microbiology if they hold a position at colleges and universities. Their duties include conducting research projects to examine microorganisms, preparing samples for testing (such as through plating, swabbing and/or incubation), recording their findings accurately, and writing reports and research papers on their findings. Microbiologists also supervise biological technicians and other laboratory workers, as well as stay up to date on research and developments within their field.

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Microbiologist Tasks

  • Study and document growth, physiology, morphology, and general characteristics of microorganisms.
  • Write technical reports to communicate findings and procedures.
  • Supervise laboratory staff, including schedules and tasks.
  • Perform assays and determinations of organisms and substrates for identification and to determine interactions.

Microbiologist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$59,939

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Key Stats for Microbiologist

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Microbiologist Salaries

▲15%

▼0%

National Average
AU$60,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 90%