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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .