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Microbiologists in District of Columbia

Considering a career as a Microbiologist in District of Columbia?

$100,210 Median Salary
10 Job Openings
  • Microbiologists in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Microbiologists Work in District of Columbia?

In 2018, there were 50 Microbiologists working in the state.

There were 50 Microbiologists employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.

Microbiologists in DC Employment Trend

The typical state has 200 Microbiologists working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Microbiologists than average.

Microbiologists in DC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Microbiologists in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 8.2%.

Job Projections for Microbiologists: Nation vs. DC

District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 10 annual job openings, and a total of 70 jobs for District of Columbia Microbiologists in 2026.

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

What do Microbiologists Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Microbiologists ranged from $29,640 to $161,750 with $100,210 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.25 to $77.76. The median hourly rate was $48.18.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Microbiologists Earnings: DC vs. National Average

Top District of Columbia Metros for Microbiologists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,740 $106,660

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

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