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:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

Highest paying jobs for genetics graduates

The highest paying career for genetics graduates is geneticist, with top salaries averaging around $87,590.

Highest Paying Careers

Avg Pay (USD)

As per most recent US census

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