Salary can be a strong indicator of overall career satisfaction.
After graduation, genetics graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $94,373, while the bottom 20% make closer to $42,291. The median grad salary is $63,176.
Genetics graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in genetics is $36,641, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $58,750.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for genetics graduates
The highest paying career for genetics graduates is geneticist, with top salaries averaging around $87,590.
As per most recent US census
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