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Microbiologists Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for microbiologists in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of microbiologists amongst Massachusetts metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Microbiologists in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,840
25th Percentile Wage
$58,210
50th Percentile Wage
$80,880
75th Percentile Wage
$107,020
90th Percentile Wage
$127,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for microbiologists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of microbiologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$80,880
23.13% 17.62%
2016
$62,170
0.90% -
2015
$61,610
4.25% -
2014
$58,990
-12.32% -
2013
$66,260
-0.56% -
2012
$66,630
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Microbiologists in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of microbiologists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of microbiologists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $60,720 to $88,840. The highest paying area for microbiologists in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $88,840. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $85,630). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $60,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$88,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$85,630
Worcester
$82,730
Framingham
$77,090
Springfield
$60,720




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