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After graduation, microbiology graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $89,725, while the bottom 20% make closer to $37,608. The median grad salary is $58,089.

Microbiology graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology is $27,377, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $45,878.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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