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.
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
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Agricultural Research Service||290||$122,309.04|
|National Institutes of Health||57||$132,905.79|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||25||$86,378.04|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||22||$132,630.45|
|Federal Aviation Administration||4||$91,914.50|
|Food and Drug Administration||3||$154,236.67|
|Veterans Health Administration||2||$169,754.50|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||2||$136,778.50|
|Environmental Protection Agency||1||$153,519.00|
|Health Resources and Services Administration||1||$64,649.00|
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|
|Occupation Family:||0400 NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES GROUP|
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 Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Forest Products Technology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Security Clerical and Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Visual Information||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Messenger||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-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.
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