The median annual wage for microbiologists was $84,400 in May 2020. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $45,690, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $156,360.
14 Career Paths for MicrobiologistsBiotechnologists. Clinical Laboratory Scientists. Food Scientists and Technologists. Immunologists. Mycologists. Parasitologists. Personal Care Product and Cosmetic Scientists and Technologists. Pharmaceutical Scientists and Technologists.