Entry-Level Microbiologist Salary

Average Entry-Level Microbiologists make around $48K per year. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Entry-Level Microbiologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Entry-Level Microbiologists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,033 - $69,495
$35K
$48K
$69K
MEDIAN: $48,230
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$14.42 - $24.33
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MEDIAN: $18.31
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$0$69K
Salary $35,033 - $69,495
Bonus $0.50 - $5,186
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $8,940
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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$32,298 - $63,923
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 361
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $14.42 - $24.33
Overtime $19.65 - $35.43
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $0.50 - $5,186
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $8,940
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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$32,298 - $63,923
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 275

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,539

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Microbiologists, New York offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Microbiologists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+15 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and Chicago (+12 percent). Entry-Level Microbiologists in Madison report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Columbus and Oklahoma City are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 20 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Microbiologist

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Microbiologist Salaries

Research Analysis
▲8%

PCR Analysis
▲8%

Molecular Biology
▲5%

National Average
$45,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼3%

Data Analysis
▼3%

Microbiology
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%
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