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15.5% Jobs Projection
$71,280 Median Salary
160 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Microbiologists Work in New York?

In 2018, there were 680 Microbiologists working in the state.

There were 910 Microbiologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 230 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Microbiologists in NY Employment Trend

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

Microbiologists in NY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Microbiologists in this state are growing at a rate of 15.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.2%.

Job Projections for Microbiologists: Nation vs. NY

New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 160 annual job openings, and 1,710 total jobs in 2026 for Microbiologists in this state.

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

What do Microbiologists Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Microbiologists ranged from $47,770 to $129,910 with $71,280 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.97 to $62.46. The median hourly rate was $34.27.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $34.76 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.49.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Microbiologists Earnings: NY vs. National Average

Top New York Metros for Microbiologists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 830 $72,160
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 $66,100
Rochester, NY 70 $70,030
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 60 $71,290

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 NY Employment Total
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Biological Scientists 690
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 370


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