Microbiologists in Virginia
Get the information you need to know about working as a Microbiologist.
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.
The typical state has 200 Microbiologists working in it, which means Virginia has more Microbiologists than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC||60||$81,480|
Top States for Microbiologists Employment
View the list below to see where most Microbiologists work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Microbiologists get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$100,210|
Related Careers in VA
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|Occupation||VA Employment Total|
|Biochemists and Biophysicists||450|
|Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists||250|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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