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How Much Does a Bacteriologist Make Per Year? Average Bacteriologist Salary

On average, a bacteriologist earns $55,000 a year and the salary increases with experience. Most bacteriologists work for hospitals or in research positions in pharmaceutical corporations or on university campuses. Women bacteriologists outnumber their male counterparts in the US. New York pays the highest salary for this profession. The main job of bacteriologists is to investigate the growth, structure, development and other characteristics of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, algae or fungi. They also study the interaction of microorganisms with the environment. Bacteriologists help scientists and physicians in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infections in animals and human beings. They use specialized equipment such as gas chromatographs and electrophoresis units.

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