Average Microbiologist Salary

$54,761
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$40k
MEDIAN
$55k
90%
$82k

The average salary for a Microbiologist is $54,761

Base Salary
$40k - $82k
Bonus
$197 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$150 - $10k
Total Pay
$35k - $77k
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What Do Microbiologists Do?

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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Job Satisfaction for Microbiologist

3.7 out of 5
(129)
Highly Satisfied
18Reviews
Based on 129 responses, the job of Microbiologist has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.65 out of 5. On average, Microbiologists are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Female
60.1%
Male
39.6%
Prefer to self-define
0.2%
This data is based on 419 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

85%

Dental

75%

Vision

67%

None

14%