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Highest Paying States for Genetic Counselors

The highest paying states 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 of genetic counselors in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $91,030, Nevada is the highest paying state for genetic counselors. It is followed by California (average annual salary $90,610). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of genetic counselors in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Genetic Counselors

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Nevada
$91,030
$72,510 0
2 California
$90,610
$37,400 510
3 Oregon
$86,300
$61,390 40
4 South Carolina
$85,140
$59,160 50
5 Wisconsin
$83,690
$59,560 60
6 New Jersey
$82,340
$66,250 70
7 Georgia
$80,070
$57,050 80
8 Illinois
$79,200
$53,920 50
9 Washington
$79,140
$64,470 80
10 Texas
$78,630
$62,850 100
11 Massachusetts
$77,870
$59,020 170
12 Arizona
$77,620
$65,250 60
13 Virginia
$77,100
$56,120 70
14 Colorado
$76,690
$56,560 30
15 New York
$76,520
$43,320 230
16 Minnesota
$75,910
$66,340 110
17 Tennessee
$74,110
$53,810 40
18 Utah
$72,360
$45,610 50
19 Indiana
$71,840
$55,800 50
20 Pennsylvania
$68,870
$39,820 70
21 Missouri
$67,450
$52,390 40
22 Ohio
$66,600
$55,370 110
23 Michigan
$66,130
$50,780 50
24 North Carolina
$65,240
$53,410 90
25 Maryland
$60,420
$20,040 50
26 Florida
$59,150
$31,490 90
27 Alabama
$35,100
$26,560 0
28 Oklahoma
$30,800
$26,260 110
29 Iowa
$18,380
$16,290 0

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of genetic counselors in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for genetic counselors, Top Paying Jobs in America.