How much does a Genetic Engineer make in the United States? The average Genetic Engineer salary in the United States is $84,110 as of July 27, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $70,027 and $94,808. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Genetic Engineer ?

Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification or genetic manipulation, is the direct manipulation of an organism's genes using biotechnology. It is a set of technologies used to change the genetic makeup of cells, including the transfer of genes within and across species boundaries to produce improved or novel organisms. New DNA is obtained by either isolating and copying the genetic material of interest using recombinant DNA methods or by artificially synthesising the DNA. A construct is usually created and used to insert this DNA into the host organism. The first recombinant DNA mole...

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US Cellular - Lynchburg , VA
IMS Edge/LCC Operations Engineer - ENG001422 The LCC Operations Engineer is responsible for ... genetic information.
US Cellular - 37 days ago
Senior Software Engineer Location: Springfield, VA, USA Position Type: Full-time position Job ... genetic information, membership in an employee organization - 4 days ago
CenturyLink - Herndon , VA
The Role The Lead Information Security Engineer is a member of the Industrial Security team ... genetic characteristic or informatio
Centurylink - 59 days ago
Open SAN Consulting (OSC) - Quantico , VA
As a Senior Cyber Security Engineer, the individual will identify, collect, and analyze network and ... genetic information or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, and local ... - 4 days ago
CenturyLink - Herndon , VA
The Role We are currently seeking a Senior Network Security Engineer to support the Global Security ... genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital ...
Centurylink - 30 days ago
Leidos - Newport News , VA
As a Development Operations Engineer, you will work with a software development staff supporting ... condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic ... - 9 days ago

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