The average salary for a Microbiologist in United Kingdom is £23,117.
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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 plat…Read more
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Microbiologist
Skills in Microbiology, Data Analysis and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Aseptic Processing and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
Pay by Experience Level for Microbiologist
An entry-level Microbiologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £18,389 based on 9 salaries. An early career Microbiologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £22,193 based on 73 salaries. A mid-career Microbiologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £25,674 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Microbiologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £30,492 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £33,000.
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