Microbiologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Microbiologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $68,840
Alabama $52,140
Arkansas $59,890
Arizona $63,771
California $105,330
Colorado $63,040
Connecticut $69,260
District of Columbia $100,210
Delaware $56,530
Florida $62,800
Georgia $92,470
Hawaii $68,440
Iowa $75,820
Idaho $57,760
Illinois $52,101
Indiana $55,370
Kansas $47,900
Kentucky $55,940
Louisiana $62,250
Massachusetts $80,700
Maryland $103,060
Maine $54,070
Michigan $56,460
Minnesota $60,380
Missouri $71,250
Mississippi $63,740
Montana $83,170
North Carolina $61,330
Nebraska $59,760
New Hampshire $69,500
New Jersey $74,310
New Mexico $46,470
Nevada $78,250
New York $71,280
Ohio $62,430
Oklahoma $53,530
Oregon $59,160
Pennsylvania $74,780
Puerto Rico $46,410
South Carolina $50,910
South Dakota $48,930
Tennessee $58,690
Texas $50,790
Utah $57,980
Virginia $92,420
Vermont $56,560
Washington $71,880
Wisconsin $59,000
West Virginia $38,140

How much does a Microbiologist earn?

Microbiologists normally require a Ph.D. to do research or teach at colleges and universities. However, undergraduate holders of microbiology degrees may still earn salaries in some entry-level positions.

How do microbiologist salaries compare to similar careers?

Microbiologists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than geneticists.

Career Median Salary
Geneticist salary $82K
Epidemiologist salary $71K
Microbiologist salary $69K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)