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Microbiologists in Virginia

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12.5% Jobs Projection
$92,420 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Microbiologists Work in Virginia?

In 2018, there were 380 Microbiologists working in the state.

There were 490 Microbiologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Microbiologists in VA Employment Trend

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

Microbiologists in VA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Microbiologists in this state are growing at a rate of 12.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.2%.

Job Projections for Microbiologists: Nation vs. VA

Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 40 annual job openings, and a total of 450 jobs for Virginia Microbiologists in 2026.

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

What do Microbiologists Make in Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Microbiologists ranged from $41,420 to $148,800 with $92,420 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.91 to $71.54. The median hourly rate was $44.43.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $35.92 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $8.51.

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

Microbiologists Earnings: VA vs. National Average

Top Virginia 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 $81,480
Richmond, VA 40 $55,930

Top States for Microbiologists Employment

View the list below to see 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 VA Employment Total
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