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Microbiologists Salary Information in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of microbiologists in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of microbiologists in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Microbiologists in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,430
25th Percentile Wage
$67,990
50th Percentile Wage
$109,900
75th Percentile Wage
$149,310
90th Percentile Wage
$178,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for microbiologists in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $178,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $109,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $49,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of microbiologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$109,900
0.22% 0.22%
2016
$109,660
2.62% -
2015
$106,790
0.62% -
2014
$106,130
1.69% -
2013
$104,340
-5.10% -
2012
$109,660
- -

Table 3. Compare Microbiologists Salary in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $109,900 in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City is in the middle of salary range for microbiologists in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of microbiologists in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City is 5.8 percent (5.8%) lower than that in the highest paying Vallejo-Fairfield and 40.5 percent (40.5%) higher than that in the lowest paying Santa Cruz-Watsonville.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Vallejo-Fairfield
$116,700
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$111,850
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$109,900
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$92,790
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$88,560
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$87,200
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$85,830
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$84,460
Bakersfield-Delano
$77,870
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$77,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$76,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$74,800
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$72,930
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$70,390
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$69,170
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$65,370



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