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 14% less than similar careers in North Carolina. On average, they make less than geneticists.

Career Median Salary
Geneticist salary $80K
Epidemiologist salary $77K
Microbiologist salary $61K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)