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Highest Paying States for Microbiologists

The highest paying states 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 of microbiologists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $112,480, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for microbiologists. It is followed by California (average annual salary $95,730). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of microbiologists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Microbiologists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$112,480
$79,740 50
2 California
$95,730
$47,340 5,120
3 Maryland
$94,830
$47,100 2,140
4 Georgia
$88,340
$46,650 850
5 Massachusetts
$80,880
$45,840 950
6 Montana
$79,370
$33,740 120
7 Louisiana
$77,770
$56,880 50
8 Arizona
$76,690
$53,740 110
9 Nevada
$76,210
$44,610 60
10 Iowa
$75,870
$47,750 210
11 Virginia
$74,710
$42,660 490
12 Mississippi
$74,280
$37,760 30
13 Alaska
$72,600
$54,180 30
14 New York
$72,310
$45,400 910
15 New Hampshire
$71,100
$46,260 100
16 New Jersey
$70,640
$45,570 670
17 Hawaii
$69,090
$47,060 110
18 Connecticut
$68,400
$52,910 160
19 Pennsylvania
$68,270
$46,830 880
20 Washington
$67,230
$37,470 340
21 Missouri
$66,310
$44,500 330
22 Oregon
$64,170
$38,910 140
23 Arkansas
$64,110
$33,460 140
24 Oklahoma
$62,270
$28,440 50
25 Colorado
$62,250
$36,310 480
26 Ohio
$60,870
$34,910 530
27 Minnesota
$60,530
$41,390 370
28 Utah
$60,320
$41,050 160
29 Nebraska
$59,610
$37,500 170
30 Vermont
$58,780
$42,220 50
31 North Carolina
$58,050
$41,340 410
32 Wisconsin
$58,030
$36,800 290
33 Tennessee
$56,940
$41,800 270
34 Idaho
$56,330
$46,390 90
35 Michigan
$56,330
$40,950 320
36 Florida
$54,630
$32,770 260
37 Maine
$54,170
$37,990 40
38 Kentucky
$51,220
$40,140 60
39 Illinois
$50,850
$35,640 910
40 Alabama
$50,470
$34,110 110
41 Delaware
$50,340
$39,790 160
42 Texas
$50,180
$35,440 1,180
43 Kansas
$49,260
$41,200 130
44 South Dakota
$48,930
$35,060 60
45 North Dakota
$48,780
$39,930 30
46 Puerto Rico
$48,680
$32,810 220
47 South Carolina
$47,960
$34,780 100
48 Indiana
$44,730
$34,080 0
49 New Mexico
$44,020
$37,160 30
50 West Virginia
$37,670
$27,060 50
See also: Highest paying industries for microbiologists, Top Paying Jobs in America.