What Does a Geneticist in the Pork Industry Earn?

Geneticists hold a special place in the pork industry due to their essential role in maintaining and improving swine genetics. This is crucial for the health and well-being of the animals, as well as for the overall efficiency and sustainability of the industry. And with the world facing challenges in feeding a growing population, the demand for skilled professionals in this field, such as geneticists, is higher than ever. But how do their earnings reflect this importance?

According to our survey, the average salary of a Geneticist in the pork industry falls between $60K and $130K. Interestingly, the survey indicates that sometimes those with MS degrees earn more than those with PhDs. This intriguing outcome suggests that in certain circumstances, years of professional experience and role-specific expertise may be more impactful than the highest level of academic qualification.

Nevertheless, it’s essential to recognize that these figures are averages, and individual earnings can vary significantly depending on factors such as years of experience, the specific nature of the role, and the size of the operation.

Overall, with the global demand for pork continuing to rise and the challenges associated with sustainable food production intensifying, the role of geneticists in the pork industry will undoubtedly become even more crucial. Therefore, the industry must offer competitive remuneration packages to attract and retain the best talent in this field.

For more interesting findings, you may download the results of our comprehensive swine live production salary survey HERE.

About the Author

Maria Codilla is the Practice Manager for poultry and swine production/processing at Continental Search, a leading recruiting team in the animal sciences. She is a NAPS Certified Personnel Consultant and has the latest opportunities for swine farm managers, nutritionists, geneticists, veterinarians, and poultry processing professionals.

For the latest job opportunities, book a call with Maria or connect with Maria on LinkedIn. You may also email her at maria@continentalsearch.com.