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Microbiologists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of microbiologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare microbiologists salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Microbiologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,730
25th Percentile Wage
$56,310
50th Percentile Wage
$78,900
75th Percentile Wage
$114,340
90th Percentile Wage
$135,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for microbiologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $135,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid microbiologists is $43,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of microbiologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,900
9.77% 20.79%
2016
$71,190
1.10% -
2015
$70,410
4.03% -
2014
$67,570
3.43% -
2013
$65,250
4.21% -
2012
$62,500
- -

Compare Microbiologists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of microbiologists in eight industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $101,700. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $53,480). For detailed microbiologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$101,700
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$95,290
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$86,830
Scientific Research and Development Services
$86,810
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$78,900
Engineering Services
$72,380
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$54,330
Testing Laboratories
$53,480

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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