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2021 Microbiologists Salary Guide

Investigate the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.

Microbiologists Salary 2021

Salary

$84.4K

Growth

3%

Bright Outlook

Average

Green

No

How Much Do Microbiologists Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $45,690 $58,800 $84,400 $119,770 $156,360
Hourly Wage $21.97 $28.27 $40.58 $57.58 $75.17

How Much Do Microbiologists Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$45,690
$58,800
$84,400
$119,770
$156,360
Hourly Wage
$21.97
$28.27
$40.58
$57.58
$75.17

What Do Microbiologists Do?

Investigate the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.

Also known as:

Bacteriologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Microbiologist, Microbiological Analyst, Microbiologist, Quality Control Microbiologist (QC Microbiologist)

  • Cultivate micro-organisms for study, testing, or medical preparations.
  • Prepare biological samples for testing or analysis.
  • Research microbiological or chemical processes or structures.
  • Classify organisms based on their characteristics or behavior.
  • Analyze biological samples.
  • Analyze biological samples.
  • Research diseases or parasites.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Supervise scientific or technical personnel.
  • Inspect condition of natural environments.
  • Monitor environmental impacts of production or development activities.
  • Operate laboratory or field equipment.
  • Research microbiological or chemical processes or structures.
  • Develop new or advanced products or production methods.
  • Develop new or advanced products or production methods.
  • Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms.
  • Analyze chemical compounds or substances.

Microbiologists Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 20,200 20,900 3% 1,700

Microbiologists Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
20,200
20,900
3%
1,700

Microbiologists Schooling & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Microbiologists Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Alabama State University Microbiology, General Montgomery, AL More than 4 years: 1
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Microbiology and Immunology Albany, NY 4 years: 2
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Structural Biology Bronx, NY More than 4 years: 0
More than 4 years: 2
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Microbiology and Immunology Bronx, NY More than 4 years: 3
More than 4 years: 6
Arizona State University-Tempe Microbiology, General Tempe, AZ 4 years: 68
More than 4 years: 2
More than 4 years: 3
Augusta University Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other Augusta, GA More than 4 years: 1
Baylor College of Medicine Structural Biology Houston, TX More than 4 years: 0
Boston University Microbiology, General Boston, MA More than 4 years: 0
Boston University Microbiology and Immunology Boston, MA More than 4 years: 0
Boston University Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other Boston, MA More than 4 years: 3
More than 4 years: 4

Microbiologists Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Microbiology, General
Montgomery, AL
More than 4 years: 1
Microbiology and Immunology
Albany, NY
4 years: 2
Structural Biology
Bronx, NY
More than 4 years: 0
More than 4 years: 2
Microbiology and Immunology
Bronx, NY
More than 4 years: 3
More than 4 years: 6
Microbiology, General
Tempe, AZ
4 years: 68
More than 4 years: 2
More than 4 years: 3
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Augusta, GA
More than 4 years: 1
Structural Biology
Houston, TX
More than 4 years: 0
Microbiology, General
Boston, MA
More than 4 years: 0
Microbiology and Immunology
Boston, MA
More than 4 years: 0
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Boston, MA
More than 4 years: 3
More than 4 years: 4

Microbiologists Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
3542- Scientist II Microbiologist PAREXEL International Hackensack, New Jersey 09/20/2021 No
Biologist II Randstad US Worcester, Massachusetts 09/21/2021 Yes
Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Associate Randstad US Norwood, Massachusetts 09/21/2021 Yes
Cell Culture Scientist Actalent POTTSTOWN, Pennsylvania 09/21/2021 Yes
Cell Development Leader Apple Cupertino, California 09/21/2021 Yes
Clinical Lab Scientist MCG Health System Augusta, Georgia 09/20/2021 No
Clinical Laboratory Scientist CommonSpirit Health Long Beach, California 09/21/2021 Yes
Clinical Laboratory Scientist Actalent Kansas City, Missouri 09/21/2021 Yes
Clinical Laboratory Scientist I (Full-time), Dartmouth-Hitchcock Laboratory Dartmouth-Hitchcock Workforce Readiness Institute Lebanon, New Hampshire 09/21/2021 No
Clinical Research Scientist Kelly Services Irvine, California 09/21/2021 Yes

Microbiologists Jobs .

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
PAREXEL International
Hackensack, New Jersey
09/20/2021
No
Randstad US
Worcester, Massachusetts
09/21/2021
Yes
Randstad US
Norwood, Massachusetts
09/21/2021
Yes
Actalent
POTTSTOWN, Pennsylvania
09/21/2021
Yes
Apple
Cupertino, California
09/21/2021
Yes
MCG Health System
Augusta, Georgia
09/20/2021
No
CommonSpirit Health
Long Beach, California
09/21/2021
Yes
Actalent
Kansas City, Missouri
09/21/2021
Yes
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Workforce Readiness Institute
Lebanon, New Hampshire
09/21/2021
No
Kelly Services
Irvine, California
09/21/2021
Yes

Microbiologists Salary Guide 2021

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