An Entry-Level Microbiologist earns an average salary of AU$54,718 per year.

AU$44,667 - AU$82,006
AU$45K
AU$55K
AU$82K
MEDIAN: AU$55,308
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50%
90%
AU$22.43 - AU$31.93
AU$22
AU$27
AU$32
MEDIAN: AU$27.01
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$82K
Salary AU$44,667 - AU$82,006
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$57,916
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$45,841 - AU$82,978
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 59
Hourly Data AU$0AU$55
Hourly Rate AU$22.43 - AU$31.93
Hourly Tips AU$1.25
Overtime AU$44.22
Annual Data AU$0AU$82K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$57,916
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$45,841 - AU$82,978
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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$55,976

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Key Stats for Microbiologist

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 85%