Salary for Geneticists

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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 will normally receive a salary between $49,060 - $137,030 depending on the level of seniority. will normally receive a salary of eigthy-nine thousand nine hundred and ten dollars every year.

obtain the most salary in District of Columbia, where they can earn an average pay rate of close to about $130,350. These professionals make the highest salary in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can get pay of $99,330.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 58.24 percent nationwide in that time.


Geneticists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Health Care and Social Assistance
Public Administration
Wholesale Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Wholesale Trade