Salary for Geneticists

Also known as:  Biologist, Bryologist, Embryologist, Osteologist, Paleobotanist, Phytopathologist, Plant Etiologist

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Geneticists extract deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and utilize techniques such as polymerase chain reaction analysis and gel electrophoresis in their research. These scientists study the occurrence of specific genetic traits at population and organism levels, and the effects of genetic markers on organisms. They may work with specific problems such as hereditary diseases. These professionals may write and publish reports of their findings, as well as attend conferences and professional meetings. Doctoral degrees are generally required, athough some exceptions may be made for exceptionally qualified individuals with significant on-the-job training.

A Geneticists can get a pay level that can range from 56000 - 84000 depending on seniority. Geneticists will most likely earn an average wage of Seventy Three Thousand dollars on an annual basis.

Geneticists can get the best pay in the District of Columbia, where they can receive average job salaries of close to about $104350. These employees have the highest pay levels in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can earn wages of $76240.

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HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.87 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Geneticists tend to make the most in the following industries
Manufacturing $76,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $75,280
Public Administration $72,930
Wholesale Trade $71,260
Health Care and Social Assistance $62,600
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $62,280
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $56,210
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $56,800
Educational Services $59,240
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $62,280
Health Care and Social Assistance $62,600
Wholesale Trade $71,260
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