Microbiology Technologist Salary

Microbiology Technologists in the United States can expect wages of $18.53 per hour on average. Work is enjoyable for Microbiology Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Microbiology Technologists survey respondents are women (71 percent). A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,698 - $69,159
$35K
$46K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,604
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$13.73 - $27.65
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MEDIAN: $17.97
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$0$69K
Salary $34,698 - $69,159
Bonus $1,965
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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$31,302 - $63,772
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.73 - $27.65
Overtime $19.23 - $39.53
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $1,965
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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$31,302 - $63,772
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

Job Description for Microbiology Technologist

Microbiology technologists are responsible for conducting microbiology tasks with a variety of technology equipment and techniques. They are in charge of using different biology approaches to conduct laboratory testing activities. Their main duties include implementing operating procedures and following strict safety procedures to avoid incidents.

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Microbiology Technologist Tasks

  • Prepare specimens and materials, including cleaning the workspace.
  • Record, check and analyze data to create reports and communicate quality.
  • Test, calibrate and clean equipment and machinery.
  • Perform tests according to standards and document results.

Microbiology Technologist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Microbiology Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Microbiology Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Microbiology Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 67 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Microbiology Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Microbiology Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 13 salaries. A Microbiology Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Microbiology Technologist

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Microbiology Technologist Salaries

Experienced
▲30%

Late-Career
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 17%