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Microbiologists Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for microbiologists in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of microbiologists amongst North Carolina cities 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,340
25th Percentile Wage
$48,960
50th Percentile Wage
$58,050
75th Percentile Wage
$71,280
90th Percentile Wage
$95,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for microbiologists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,340.

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
$58,050
-5.55% 10.11%
2016
$61,270
-5.99% -
2015
$64,940
10.13% -
2014
$58,360
5.93% -
2013
$54,900
4.95% -
2012
$52,180
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Microbiologists in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of microbiologists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of microbiologists in state of North Carolina ranges from $47,470 to $62,980. The highest paying area for microbiologists in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $62,980. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $54,260). The lowest paying area is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $47,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$62,980
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$54,260
Raleigh-Cary
$47,470




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