Average Microbiologist Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Microbiologist in United Kingdom is £23,117.
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£16k - £35k
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Job Description for Microbiologist

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.

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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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