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Genetic Scientists


The starting salary for genetic scientists with a bachelor's degree hired by the federal government at the GS-5 entry level was $30,113 in 2020. For those with a master's degree, who qualified to start at the GS-7 or GS-9 levels, the beginning salary was $37,301 and $45,627, respectively. Doctoral degree holders who qualified to start at the GS-11 level earned $55,204.

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