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Microbiologists Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,660
25th Percentile Wage
$54,250
50th Percentile Wage
$74,710
75th Percentile Wage
$115,050
90th Percentile Wage
$141,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for microbiologists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $141,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,660.

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
$74,710
14.63% 16.92%
2016
$63,780
-10.43% -
2015
$70,430
11.13% -
2014
$62,590
3.53% -
2013
$60,380
-2.80% -
2012
$62,070
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Microbiologists in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of microbiologists in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of microbiologists in state of Virginia ranges from $60,160 to $105,210. The highest paying area for microbiologists in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $105,210. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $80,690). The lowest paying area is Richmond with a median annual salary of $60,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$105,210
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$80,690
Richmond
$60,160




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