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Microbiologist - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Microbiologist"

How much does a Microbiologist in the federal government get paid? $115,646.38* *Based on the 2019 average.

Microbiologist was the 273rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 1,997 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2019, the Food and Drug Administration hired the most employees titled Microbiology, with an average salary of $119,260.

Government Microbiology jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Microbiology job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Microbiologist

Microbiologist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Microbiologist is $115,646.38. The highest paid Microbiologist made $273,261 in 2019.

Common Microbiologist Payscales

Payscale Number of Microbiology Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,609
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 242
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 89
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 15
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 11
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 10
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 5
ST - Scientific And Professional 4
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
RA - Department Of Agriculture Positions In The Senior Scientific Research Service 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Microbiology jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Commissary ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Environmental Protection SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Patent ExaminingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Respiratory TherapistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Insurance ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Microbiology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Microbiologist was $81,668. Since then, the average pay has increased to $115,646 in 2019.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0403.

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