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What is the average salary for Microbiologists in the United States?

Microbiologists earn an average hourly wage of $36.79. Hourly wages typically start from $18.67 and go up to $60.10. Microbiologists earn an average salary of $76,530 per year. Salaries typically start from $38,830 and go up to $125,000.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Microbiologists in the United States earn:

$60.10 an hour $125,000 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Microbiologists in the United States earn:

$46.77 an hour $97,270 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Microbiologists in the United States earn:

$32.59 an hour $67,790 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Microbiologists in the United States earn:

$23.66 an hour $49,220 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Microbiologists in the United States earn:

$18.67 an hour $38,830 per year

Historical salary for Microbiologists in the United States

Microbiologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Microbiologist Salary in District of Columbia $51.55 $107,210 # 1
Microbiologist Salary in Maryland $51.19 $106,470 # 2
Microbiologist Salary in California $46.03 $95,750 # 3
Microbiologist Salary in Louisiana $43.38 $90,240 # 4
Microbiologist Salary in Georgia $41.05 $85,380 # 5
Microbiologist Salary in Illinois $39.54 $82,240 # 6
Microbiologist Salary in New Jersey $39.17 $81,480 # 7
Microbiologist Salary in Nevada $38.66 $80,420 # 8
Microbiologist Salary in Connecticut $38.36 $79,780 # 9
Microbiologist Salary in Iowa $37.70 $78,420 # 10
Microbiologist Salary in Ohio $36.84 $76,620 # 11
Microbiologist Salary in Mississippi $36.22 $75,350 # 12
Microbiologist Salary in Arkansas $36.22 $75,340 # 13
Microbiologist Salary in Florida $35.83 $74,530 # 14
Microbiologist Salary in Virginia $35.58 $74,010 # 15
Microbiologist Salary in New York $35.49 $73,810 # 16
Microbiologist Salary in Missouri $35.21 $73,240 # 17
Microbiologist Salary in Montana $35.21 $73,230 # 18
Microbiologist Salary in Alaska $34.64 $72,040 # 19
Microbiologist Salary in Pennsylvania $34.32 $71,380 # 20
Microbiologist Salary in Alabama $34.18 $71,100 # 21
Microbiologist Salary in Minnesota $34.18 $71,100 # 22
Microbiologist Salary in Washington $33.48 $69,640 # 23
Microbiologist Salary in Colorado $33.12 $68,890 # 24
Microbiologist Salary in North Carolina $32.69 $67,990 # 25
Microbiologist Salary in Nebraska $32.61 $67,830 # 26
Microbiologist Salary in Tennessee $31.93 $66,420 # 27
Microbiologist Salary in Oregon $31.17 $64,830 # 28
Microbiologist Salary in Idaho $30.95 $64,380 # 29
Microbiologist Salary in Massachusetts $30.88 $64,240 # 30
Microbiologist Salary in South Carolina $30.82 $64,110 # 31
Microbiologist Salary in Arizona $30.16 $62,740 # 32
Microbiologist Salary in Wisconsin $30.12 $62,650 # 33
Microbiologist Salary in Delaware $29.25 $60,830 # 34
Microbiologist Salary in Michigan $29.14 $60,620 # 35
Microbiologist Salary in Oklahoma $29.02 $60,360 # 36
Microbiologist Salary in New Mexico $28.71 $59,730 # 37
Microbiologist Salary in Utah $28.24 $58,730 # 38
Microbiologist Salary in South Dakota $27.99 $58,210 # 39
Microbiologist Salary in Kansas $27.55 $57,300 # 40
Microbiologist Salary in Texas $26.40 $54,900 # 41
Microbiologist Salary in Kentucky $26.17 $54,440 # 42
Microbiologist Salary in North Dakota $24.57 $51,100 # 43
Microbiologist Salary in West Virginia $23.82 $49,540 # 44
Microbiologist Salary in Indiana $19.23 $39,990 # 45
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics