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
$37,370
25th Percentile Wage
$45,900
50th Percentile Wage
$62,090
75th Percentile Wage
$91,530
90th Percentile Wage
$124,330

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 $124,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid microbiologists is $37,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of microbiologists in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,090-2.79%-6.49%
201563,820-3.81%-
201466,250-1.22%-
201367,0601.40%-
201266,120--

Compare Microbiologists Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of microbiologists in nine 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 medical equipment and supplies manufacturing industry with an annual salary $66,780. The lowest paying industry is the animal slaughtering and processing industry (annual salary $43,830). For detailed microbiologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$66,780
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$66,670
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$66,170
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$61,880
Chemical Manufacturing
$61,870
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$61,610
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$60,650
Food Manufacturing
$58,090
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$43,830

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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