Geneticist Salary

A Geneticist earns an average salary of $76,712 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$37,814 - $139,107
$38K
$76K
$140K
MEDIAN: $75,521
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50%
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Salary
$37,814 - $139,107  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $20,208  
Profit Sharing
$7,370  
Total Pay (?
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$38,606 - $152,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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Job Description for Geneticist

Geneticists are responsible for analyzing genetic information on behalf of their organizations. They are in charge of conducting DNA testing and other genetic trials, using a variety of laboratory equipment. Some of their main responsibilities include analyzing statistical genetic information, databases, and other computer files. They find pertinent information regarding family histories and personality traits.

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Geneticist Tasks

  • Meet with, assess and diagnose patients.
  • Assist with genetic research.
  • Recommend and create treatment plans.
  • Collaborate with other members of treatment team.

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Pay by Experience Level for Geneticist

Pay by Experience for a Geneticist has a positive trend. An entry-level Geneticist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 49 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geneticist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Geneticist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 12 salaries. A Geneticist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Geneticist

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Geneticist Salaries

Experienced
▲37%

Late-Career
▲14%

National Average
$76,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 8%
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