ABBOTT LABORATORIES Microbiology Technician I Salary in the United States

How much does a Microbiology Technician I make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Microbiology Technician I at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $52,206 as of September 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $45,741 and $58,671. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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What does a Microbiology Technician I do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Microbiology Technician I

Plymouth, MN

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Electrophysiology (EP) division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in Electrophysiology (EP), allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives. 

The Microbiology Technician I performs laboratory testing per routine documented procedures, perform sterilization and test validations.  As needed, you will perform the tasks for maintenance of the microbiology laboratory.


Support the Microbiology Laboratory:

  • Equipment preparation and sterilization/dehydrogenation.

  • Preparation of media.

  • General laboratory cleaning.

  • Preparation of specialty test samples.

  • Ordering of supplies.

Perform Test Procedures:

  • Perform self-contained sterility testing

  • Perform bioburden estimation of devices, components, and solutions.

  • Perform endotoxin testing of devices, components, and solutions.

  • Perform validation of product test procedures.

Perform Environmental Monitoring:

  • Perform certification testing of cleanrooms (particle counts, air velocity, pressure differential, microbial count, air filter leak test).

Documentation of laboratory procedures:

  • Accurate record keeping of lab procedures performed and their results.

  • Archiving of lab records.

  • Modification of controlled documents via the Change Order process.

  • Troubleshooting/Brainstorm microbiological test procedures, cleanroom environmental disruptions, and sterilization cycles.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. 

  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.


Required Minimum Qualifications 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Two-year degree that includes microbiology/biology or minimum of two year science curriculum desired

  • Some laboratory experience desired. (Experience may be through post-high school courses)

  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 1-2 years medical device experience preferred

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • ​Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer: 

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees   

  • Tuition Assistance for further education

  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans  

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs 

  • Paid time off  

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match 

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities 

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:  

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity. 

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