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Microbiologist - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Microbiologist"

How much does a Microbiologist in the federal government get paid? $109,624.35* *Based on the 2017 average.
2,073 EMPLOYEES
$227.03M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Microbiologist was the 113th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 2,073 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Food and Drug Administration hired the most employees titled Microbiology, with an average salary of $111,618.

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 $109,624.35. The highest paid Microbiologist made $260,100 in 2017.

Common Microbiologist Payscales

Payscale Number of Microbiology Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,642
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 269
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 88
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 18
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 16
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 14
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
ST - Scientific And Professional 5
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
RA - Department Of Agriculture Positions 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,264.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $136,659.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 0400 NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES GROUP

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
Financial AnalysisAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Environmental Protection SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Patent ClassifyingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Educational TherapistProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Trade SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Microbiology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Microbiologist was $81,668. Since then, the average pay has increased to $109,624 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0403.

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