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Highest Paying Industries for Microbiologists

The top 49 highest paying industries for microbiologists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $98,300, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for microbiologists. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $98,300). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of microbiologists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 49 Highest Paying Industries for Microbiologists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$98,300
2,420
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$98,300
2,420
3 Wholesale Trade
$92,450
110
4 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$77,420
4,510
5 Federal, State, and Local Government
$77,420
4,510
6 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$75,710
50
7 Hospitals - Local government owned
$75,710
50
8 Engineering Services
$74,900
200
9 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$72,130
260
10 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$72,070
320
11 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$70,770
60
12 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$70,240
470
13 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$69,990
460
14 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$69,510
6,130
15 Scientific Research and Development Services
$69,420
5,440
16 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$69,410
5,430
17 Hospitals - Privately owned
$69,250
400
18 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$68,930
390
19 Health Care and Social Assistance
$68,130
630
20 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$67,740
50
21 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$67,570
6,880
22 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$67,460
4,610
23 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$67,420
690
24 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$67,360
250
25 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$67,210
250
26 Chemical Manufacturing
$67,140
4,900
27 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$66,790
640
28 Manufacturing
$66,250
5,380
29 Other Food Manufacturing
$64,060
n/a
30 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$60,660
150
31 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$60,530
170
32 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$59,610
1,120
33 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$59,050
90
34 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$58,720
n/a
35 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$58,720
n/a
36 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$58,270
440
37 Educational Services - Privately owned
$58,270
440
38 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$56,920
40
39 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$56,920
40
40 Testing Laboratories
$55,900
910
41 Food Manufacturing
$54,650
130
42 Beverage Manufacturing
$54,250
30
43 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$54,250
30
44 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,300
1,450
45 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$51,940
2,000
46 Educational Services
$51,940
2,000
47 State government, including schools and hospitals
$51,690
3,020
48 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$49,590
1,550
49 Educational Services - State government owned
$49,590
1,550
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