How much does a Microbiologist I make in the United States? The average Microbiologist I salary in the United States is $51,776 as of September 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $46,019 and $58,957. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Microbiologist I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Microbiologist I Salary $40,778 US September 25, 2023
25th Percentile Microbiologist I Salary $46,019 US September 25, 2023
50th Percentile Microbiologist I Salary $51,776 US September 25, 2023
75th Percentile Microbiologist I Salary $58,957 US September 25, 2023
90th Percentile Microbiologist I Salary $65,495 US September 25, 2023
25% $46,019 10% $40,778 90% $65,495 75% $58,957 $51,776 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Microbiologist I

Microbiologist I identifies, isolates, and studies micro-organisms, bacteria and their byproducts. Tracks environmental microscopic life development and collects samples from a variety of locations. Being a Microbiologist I examines, records, analyzes and interprets data from samples. Typicially requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Additionally, Microbiologist I typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Microbiologist I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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