Microbiologist Salary in the US

$55,483
per year
per hour
$26.67
per hour
per year

Microbiologist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Microbiologist is $55,483 per year ($26.67 per hour), which is $1,993 (+4%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Microbiologist can expect an average starting salary of $37,622. The highest salaries can exceed $132,450.
$37,622
Low
$55,483
Average salary
$132,450
High
$18.09
Low
$26.67
Average salary
$63.68
High

Microbiologist Salary Range

Low
$37,622
Average salary
$55,483
Senior
$76,280
High
$132,450
Low
$18.09
Average salary
$26.67
Senior
$36.67
High
$63.68
Among Microbiologists in the US, new graduate Microbiologists with a Bachelor's Degree, Quality Control Microbiologists and Public Health Microbiologists tend to have the lowest salaries, while positions like Food Microbiologists, Medical Microbiologists and Microbiologists working at CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) enjoy the highest salaries.

Microbiologist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Navy Microbiologist$98K/year
+77% 
PhD Microbiologist$81K/year
+46% 
CDC Microbiologist$73K/year
+32% 
Clinical Microbiologist$73K/year
+32% 
Research Microbiologist$69K/year
+24% 
Pharmaceutical Microbiologist$66K/year
+18% 
Medical Microbiologist$62K/year
+12% 
Food Microbiologist$58K/year
+5% 
Environmental Microbiologist$58K/year
+4% 
Veterinary Microbiologist$58K/year
+4% 
Public Health Microbiologist$47K/year
 -16%
QC Microbiologist$46K/year
 -17%
Microbiologist - Bachelor's degree$45K/year
 -19%
Microbiology Lab Technician$39K/year
 -29%

Microbiologist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Microbiologist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $40,000 per year. A mid career Microbiologist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $52,000, while a Senior Microbiologist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $76,000. Microbiologists with more than 20 years of experience earn $83,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Microbiologist

Late Career▲ +50%
Senior▲ +37%
Average Salary$55,483/year
Mid Career▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -28%

Gender Breakdown

Female
61%
Male
39%

Microbiologist - Jobs by Location

Microbiologist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Microbiologist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Microbiologist

How much does a Microbiologist make in the US?
A Microbiologist in the US earns an average of $55,483 gross per year, which is about $26.67 gross per hour. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Microbiologist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Microbiologist in the US?
The starting salary of a Microbiologist in the US is around $37,622 gross per year. New graduate Microbiologists with a Bachelor's Degree, Quality Control Microbiologists and Public Health Microbiologists usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Microbiologist in the US?
The highest salary of a Microbiologist in the US can reach and exceed $132,450 gross per year. Food Microbiologists, Medical Microbiologists and Microbiologists working at CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) usually have the highest salaries.
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