Information About Microbiologists

Training Requirements for Microbiologists

Microbiologists need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Microbiologists
Training for Microbiologists
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 0.0
Some College 0.0
Associates Degree 0.0
Bachelors Degree 46.4
Masters Degree 31.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 21.7

Employment outlook for Microbiologists

Represents about 22,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more microbiologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 6,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, microbiologists make $36.95 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Microbiologists $18.98 $23.52 $32.14 $46.66 $61.63
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Life scientists $20.15 $25.48 $34.59 $48.11 $64.99
Biological scientists $19.98 $25.43 $34.56 $46.15 $62.00
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, microbiologists make $76,850 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Microbiologists $39,480 $48,920 $66,850 $97,050 $128,190
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Life scientists $41,910 $53,000 $71,950 $100,080 $135,170
Biological scientists $41,570 $52,890 $71,890 $95,990 $128,960
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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