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Highest Paying Industries for Genetic Counselors

The top 27 highest paying industries for genetic counselors (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $90,310, medical and diagnostic laboratories is the highest paying industry for genetic counselors. It is followed by management of companies and enterprises industry (average annual salary $77,670). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of genetic counselors in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 27 Highest Paying Industries for Genetic Counselors

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$90,310
n/a
2 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$77,670
60
3 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$71,500
960
4 Home Health Care Services
$70,010
n/a
5 Health Care and Social Assistance
$68,300
1,880
6 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$68,250
n/a
7 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$68,150
n/a
8 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$67,140
710
9 Hospitals - Privately owned
$66,800
810
10 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$66,660
800
11 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$66,410
910
12 Offices of Physicians
$65,180
480
13 Hospitals - State government owned
$64,180
60
14 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$63,260
50
15 State government, including schools and hospitals
$61,880
160
16 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$61,870
210
17 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$61,830
50
18 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$61,760
100
19 Educational Services - State government owned
$61,760
100
20 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$61,400
50
21 Hospitals - Local government owned
$61,400
50
22 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$59,340
210
23 Educational Services
$59,340
210
24 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$56,680
110
25 Educational Services - Privately owned
$56,680
110
26 Outpatient Care Centers
$50,870
n/a
27 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$41,560
40
See also: Highest paying cities for genetic counselors.