Geneticist Salary in the US

$79,460
per year
per month
$6,620
per month
per year
Bonus
$6,500/year
Bonus
$540/month

Geneticist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Geneticist is $79,460 per year ($6,620 per month), which is $25,970 (+49%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
A Geneticist can expect an average starting salary of $50,260. The highest salaries can exceed $157,490.
$50,260
Low
$79,460
Average salary
$157,490
High
$4,190
Low
$6,620
Average salary
$13,120
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$89,000
$177,940
Salary$50,260 - 157,490
Bonus$0 - 20,450
Total Pay$50,260 - 177,940
$0
$7,410
$14,820
Salary$4,190 - 13,120
Bonus$0 - 1,700
Total Pay$4,190 - 14,820

Geneticist Salary Range

Low
$50,260
Average salary
$79,460
Senior
$103,270
High
$157,490
Low
$4,190
Average salary
$6,620
Senior
$8,610
High
$13,120
Among Geneticists in the U.S., plant geneticists and animal geneticists have lower salaries, while medical geneticists, molecular geneticists and clinical geneticists boast the highest annual earnings.

Geneticist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Clinical Geneticist$89K/year
+12% 
Medical Geneticist$88K/year
+11% 
Molecular Geneticist$88K/year
+11% 
Research Geneticist$86K/year
+8% 
Pediatric Geneticist$84K/year
+6% 
Animal Geneticist$79K/year
 -1%
Plant Geneticist$78K/year
 -2%

Geneticist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Geneticist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $62,310 per year. A mid level Geneticist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $77,450, while a Senior Geneticist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $85,490. Geneticists with more than 20 years of experience earn $103,670 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Geneticist

Late Career▲ +30%
Senior▲ +8%
Average Salary$79,460/year
Mid Level▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -22%

Gender Breakdown

Female
55%
Male
45%

Geneticist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Geneticist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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