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Microbiologists in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Microbiologist?

9.6% Jobs Projection
$105,330 Median Salary
510 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Microbiologists in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Microbiologists in California is growing faster than average.

  • Microbiologists in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Microbiologists Work in California?

In 2018, there were 4,610 Microbiologists working in the state.

There were 5,120 Microbiologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 510 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Microbiologists in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 200 Microbiologists working in it, which means California has more Microbiologists than average.

Microbiologists in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Microbiologists in this state are growing at a rate of 9.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.2%.

Job Projections for Microbiologists: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 510 annual Microbiologists job openings in California, and 5,700 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,200 annual jobs and 25,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Microbiologists Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Microbiologists ranged from $50,250 to $156,990 with $105,330 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.16 to $75.48. The median hourly rate was $50.64.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $46.02 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $4.62.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Microbiologists Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Microbiologists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Microbiologists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,110 $96,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 640 $89,150
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 180 $63,520
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 160 $75,110
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 120 $108,480
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 $79,600

Top States for Microbiologists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Microbiologists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 4,610 $105,330
Maryland 1,820 $103,060
Texas 1,000 $50,790
Illinois 860 $54,630
Georgia 760 $92,470
New York 680 $71,280
Massachusetts 660 $80,700
Pennsylvania 650 $66,960
New Jersey 550 $74,310
Ohio 500 $62,430
Colorado 470 $63,040
North Carolina 430 $61,330
Missouri 390 $71,250
Washington 380 $71,880
Virginia 380 $92,420
Tennessee 320 $58,690
Michigan 290 $56,460
Wisconsin 270 $59,000
Minnesota 270 $60,380
Florida 220 $62,800

Below are the states where Microbiologists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $105,330
Maryland $103,060
District of Columbia $100,210
Georgia $92,470
Virginia $92,420
Montana $83,170
Massachusetts $80,700
Nevada $78,250
Iowa $75,820
Arizona $75,820

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation CA Employment Total
Biological Scientists 11,010
Biochemists and Biophysicists 5,160
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 2,240

References

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