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Microbiologists in Illinois

Considering a career as a Microbiologist in Illinois?

2.4% Jobs Projection
$54,630 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Microbiologists in Illinois is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Microbiologists Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 860 workers employed as Microbiologists in this state in 2018.

There were 910 Microbiologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Microbiologists in IL Employment Trend

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

Microbiologists in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Microbiologists in this state are growing at a rate of 2.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.2%.

Job Projections for Microbiologists: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 70 annual Microbiologists job openings in Illinois, and 850 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 Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Microbiologists ranged from $42,200 to $98,890 with $54,630 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.29 to $47.54. The median hourly rate was $26.27.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.45 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.82.

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

Microbiologists Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Microbiologists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 680 $54,130
St. Louis, MO-IL 260 $62,320
Champaign-Urbana, IL 130 $49,130

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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Occupation IL Employment Total
Biochemists and Biophysicists 690
Biological Scientists 590
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 240


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