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Geneticist - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Geneticist"

How much does a Geneticist in the federal government get paid? $119,721.16* *Based on the 2021 average.

Geneticist was the 241st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 452 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Agricultural Research Service hired the most employees titled Genetics, with an average salary of $122,309.

Government Genetics jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Genetics job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Geneticist

Geneticist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Geneticist is $119,721.16. The highest paid Geneticist made $245,000 in 2021.

Common Geneticist Payscales

Payscale Number of Genetics Employees
GS - General Schedule 383
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 25
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 22
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 9
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 4
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 4
ST - Scientific And Professional 3
RA - Department Of Agriculture Positions In The Senior Scientific Research Service 1
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 1

Starting Paygrade: $36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Genetics jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Biological Science TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Forest Products TechnologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Security Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Visual InformationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
MessengerClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Genetics Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Geneticist was $84,084. Since then, the average pay has increased to $119,721 in 2021.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0440.

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