A Microbiologist in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average salary of AU$67,358 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

AU$49,348 - AU$79,416
AU$49K
AU$62K
AU$79K
MEDIAN: AU$61,828
10%
50%
90%
AU$28.00 - AU$33.28
AU$30
MEDIAN: AU$30.25
50%
AU$0AU$84K
Salary AU$49,348 - AU$79,416
Bonus AU$5,000
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$49,790 - AU$84,151
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data AU$0AU$59
Hourly Rate AU$30.25
Overtime AU$55.55
Annual Data AU$0AU$84K
Bonus AU$5,000
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$49,790 - AU$84,151
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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

Key Stats for Microbiologist

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Microbiologist Salaries

▲18%

National Average
AU$65,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 88%