AU$59,277
Avg. Salary
AU$29.53
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Microbiologist is AU$29.53 per hour.

The average pay for a Microbiologist is AU$59,277 per year.

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Salary AU$48,006 - AU$80,126
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$10,213
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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$47,387 - AU$81,000
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 94
Hourly Data AU$0AU$58
Hourly Rate AU$21.25 - AU$33.68
Hourly Tips AU$1.25
Overtime AU$44.24
Annual Data AU$0AU$80K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$10,213
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$47,387 - AU$81,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 34

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

16%

1%

-6%

National Average: AU$60,156

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Microbiologist

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Microbiologist Salaries

▲15%

▼0%

National Average
AU$60,000

▼8%

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 92%