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Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $33.74
Statewide median: $24.25


This career pays above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Microbiologists *

Area Low Median High
$29.51 $40.94 $53.98
$26.48 $33.74 $41.75
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$27.36 $34.90 $42.97

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 140 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Microbiologists most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.


Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 328 new Microbiologists to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Microbiologists
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 21,400 22,400 1,000 4.6%
Minnesota 354 369 15 4.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 338 351 13 3.8%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.


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