AU$66,143
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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$49,579 - AU$85,726
AU$50K
AU$66K
AU$86K
MEDIAN: AU$66,143
10%
50%
90%
AU$26.45 - AU$31.29
AU$30
MEDIAN: AU$30.00
50%
AU$0AU$87K
Salary AU$49,579 - AU$85,726
Bonus AU$6,000
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$50,115 - AU$87,602
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data AU$0AU$59
Hourly Rate AU$30.00
Overtime AU$55.55
Annual Data AU$0AU$87K
Bonus AU$6,000
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$50,115 - AU$87,602
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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
55 %
Male
45 %
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Microbiologist Salaries

▲15%

National Average
AU$67,000

▼6%

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 85%