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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of microbiologists in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Miscellaneous Manufacturing|| |
|Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing|| |
|Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing|| |
|Chemical Manufacturing|| |
|Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing|| |
|Basic Chemical Manufacturing|| |
|Food Manufacturing|| |
|Animal Slaughtering and Processing|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .