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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 Maryland (average annual salary $93,590). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 60
2 Maryland
$93,590
$47,020 1,970
3 Georgia
$86,640
$41,800 780
4 California
$79,370
$44,650 5,070
5 Louisiana
$77,770
$56,880 50
6 Montana
$77,700
$34,210 110
7 Nevada
$77,020
$50,720 70
8 Iowa
$77,010
$50,650 200
9 New York
$76,940
$44,250 1,340
10 New Jersey
$76,110
$44,600 520
11 Arkansas
$73,370
$33,940 150
12 Arizona
$73,270
$55,130 120
13 Mississippi
$70,110
$36,710 40
14 Washington
$69,190
$40,660 290
15 Missouri
$69,040
$35,380 280
16 Connecticut
$66,740
$52,020 160
17 Nebraska
$66,220
$42,650 120
18 Oregon
$64,990
$44,020 110
19 Hawaii
$63,880
$44,270 110
20 Virginia
$63,780
$40,850 380
21 Colorado
$63,680
$37,780 450
22 Minnesota
$62,900
$42,220 360
23 Oklahoma
$62,710
$34,140 50
24 Massachusetts
$62,170
$38,620 1,400
25 Ohio
$62,020
$34,590 540
26 Pennsylvania
$61,760
$43,600 1,060
27 North Carolina
$61,270
$41,120 290
28 Idaho
$59,670
$44,950 90
29 Michigan
$58,640
$41,600 330
30 Wisconsin
$57,620
$36,080 340
31 Tennessee
$57,430
$41,200 310
32 Florida
$55,480
$34,110 260
33 Maine
$53,350
$37,990 80
34 Utah
$53,220
$41,370 190
35 Alabama
$51,770
$33,820 110
36 Kentucky
$50,490
$40,680 80
37 Delaware
$50,340
$39,790 160
38 Kansas
$49,460
$41,730 70
39 Illinois
$49,230
$32,500 750
40 Texas
$48,980
$34,550 800
41 South Dakota
$48,930
$35,060 60
42 North Dakota
$48,780
$39,930 30
43 South Carolina
$48,020
$34,510 90
44 Puerto Rico
$47,850
$30,270 210
45 New Mexico
$46,040
$39,860 40
46 Indiana
$42,780
$33,130 0
47 West Virginia
$36,370
$26,580 50

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of microbiologists in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for microbiologists, Top Paying Jobs in America.