Microbiologists Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of microbiologists in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare microbiologists salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Microbiologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,430
25th Percentile Wage
$45,690
50th Percentile Wage
$61,530
75th Percentile Wage
$91,790
90th Percentile Wage
$126,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for microbiologists in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) microbiologists is $126,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid microbiologists is $37,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,530
-0.91% -7.46%
2016
$62,090
-2.79% -
2015
$63,820
-3.81% -
2014
$66,250
-1.22% -
2013
$67,060
1.40% -
2012
$66,120
- -

Compare Microbiologists Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of microbiologists in 20 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for microbiologists occupations is the navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing industry with an annual salary $88,340. The lowest paying industry is the animal slaughtering and processing industry (annual salary $48,900). For detailed microbiologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$88,340
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$88,200
Chemical Manufacturing
$67,270
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$66,170
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$65,380
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$65,060
Chemical Manufacturing
$63,600
Other Food Manufacturing
$62,700
Chemical Manufacturing
$62,190
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$61,800
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$61,610
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$60,650
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$59,660
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$59,660
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$55,380
Beverage Manufacturing
$55,380
Food Manufacturing
$54,630
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$49,670
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$49,660
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$48,900

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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