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Microbiologists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of microbiologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare microbiologists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Microbiologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,760
25th Percentile Wage
$55,190
50th Percentile Wage
$69,300
75th Percentile Wage
$86,500
90th Percentile Wage
$112,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for microbiologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $112,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid microbiologists is $44,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,300
-1.86% 6.00%
2016
$70,590
2.17% -
2015
$69,060
1.35% -
2014
$68,130
-1.23% -
2013
$68,970
5.55% -
2012
$65,140
- -

Compare Microbiologists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of microbiologists in eleven industries in the health care and social assistance 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 all other ambulatory health care services industry with an annual salary $79,350. The lowest paying industry is the medical and diagnostic laboratories industry (annual salary $61,810). For detailed microbiologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$79,350
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$79,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,450
Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$73,050
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$72,340
Hospitals - Local government owned
$70,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$70,870
Offices of Physicians
$66,710
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$62,180
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$61,810

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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