Geneticist - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Geneticist"How much does a Geneticist in the federal government get paid? $111,941.18* *Based on the 2018 average.
Geneticist was the 246th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 448 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, the Agricultural Research Service hired the most employees titled Genetics, with an average salary of $115,554.
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||276||$115,554.14|
|National Institutes of Health||60||$122,081.95|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||25||$78,347.00|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||25||$123,411.04|
|Food and Drug Administration||4||$124,544.75|
|Veterans Health Administration||4||$139,665.75|
|Federal Aviation Administration||3||$73,192.00|
|Environmental Protection Agency||2||$135,559.00|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||2||$123,535.50|
Geneticist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Geneticist is $111,941.18. The highest paid Geneticist made $267,800 in 2018.
Common Geneticist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Genetics Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||370|
|RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only.||26|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||25|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||10|
|RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only.||8|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||4|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||3|
|RA - Department Of Agriculture Positions||1|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$143,598.00 / 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 2019
In 2004, the average pay for a Geneticist was $84,084. Since then, the average pay has increased to $116,762 in 2019.
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