Microbiologists Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Microbiologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,410
25th Percentile Wage
$41,920
50th Percentile Wage
$49,300
75th Percentile Wage
$61,840
90th Percentile Wage
$78,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for microbiologists in the industry sector of educational 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 $78,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid microbiologists is $35,410.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,300-1.99%-7.42%
201550,280-3.30%-
201451,940-5.89%-
201355,0003.71%-
201252,960--

Compare Microbiologists Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of microbiologists in six industries in the educational 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 educational services - privately owned industry with an annual salary $51,740. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $48,530). For detailed microbiologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Privately owned
$51,740
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$51,740
Educational Services
$49,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$49,300
Educational Services - State government owned
$48,530
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$48,530

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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