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Microbiologists Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for microbiologists in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of microbiologists among Montana 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 Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,740
25th Percentile Wage
$53,510
50th Percentile Wage
$79,370
75th Percentile Wage
$99,020
90th Percentile Wage
$150,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for microbiologists in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $150,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,740.

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
$79,370
2.10% 13.20%
2016
$77,700
10.57% -
2015
$69,490
-0.03% -
2014
$69,510
-2.29% -
2013
$71,100
3.11% -
2012
$68,890
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Microbiologists in Montana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of microbiologists in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of microbiologists in state of Montana ranges from $46,000 to $89,020. The highest paying area for microbiologists in Montana is Western Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $89,020. The lowest paying area is Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$89,020
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$46,000




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