DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

19-1022 Microbiologists

Occupational Description:
Investigate the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.

Occupational Employment Statistics(OES) Wage Data
Wages Updated to First Quarter, 2020
 Percentiles
GeographyEmploymentEmp SE*MeanMean SE*10th25thMedian75th90th
Minnesota 37088$36.24/hr$1.23/hr$20.60/hr$26.44/hr$32.17/hr$46.14/hr$58.08/hr
U S 18,2701,133$40.20/hr$0.96/hr$21.13/hr$26.60/hr$36.75/hr$52.65/hr$64.74/hr
*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.


Leading Industries for Microbiologists
IndustryOES EmploymentOES Median Wage
Professional and Business Services170$34.69/hr
Manufacturing120$33.06/hr
Education and Health Services20$23.53/hr
Other Regional Data For Microbiologists
Geography (click title for details)OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2020 - 2030
Minnesota 370 $32.17/hr 4.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 340 $33.11/hr N/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 310 $34.35/hr 3.8%
Northwest Minnesota N/A N/A N/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A N/A N/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/A N/A N/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A N/A N/A
Southwest Minnesota N/A $27.54/hr N/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A N/A N/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A N/A N/A
Northwest Balance of State N/A N/A N/A
Central Minnesota N/A N/A N/A
Related Occupations
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OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2020 - 2030
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health1,800$36.18/hr5.2%
Biochemists and Biophysicists900$34.81/hr5.0%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists690$30.91/hr5.2%
Tasks for Microbiologists