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Microbiologists Salary Information in Puerto Rico

The average annual and hourly salaries for microbiologists in the state of Puerto Rico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of microbiologists among Puerto Rico 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Microbiologists in Puerto Rico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$73,680
75th Percentile Wage
$59,890
50th Percentile Wage
$46,310
25th Percentile Wage
$39,290
10th Percentile Wage
$30,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for microbiologists in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,720.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$35.43
75th Percentile Wage
$28.79
50th Percentile Wage
$22.26
25th Percentile Wage
$18.89
10th Percentile Wage
$14.77

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for microbiologists in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.43. The median hourly salary is $22.26. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.77.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $46,310 8.40%
2013 $42,720 -0.21%
2012 $42,810 3.36%
2011 $41,420 0.66%
2010 $41,150 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for microbiologists in state of Puerto Rico from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 12.54%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -0.21%.We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 3.36% in the year 2012 and a small increase of 0.66% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Microbiologists Wage in Puerto Rico vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Food Scientists and Technologists
$36,760
Soil and Plant Scientists
$45,030
Microbiologists
$46,310
Epidemiologists
$36,730
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$32,890
Other Life Scientists
$43,140

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