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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 $94,980, Maryland is the highest paying state for genetic counselors. It is followed by Nevada (average annual salary $91,340). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Maryland
$94,980
$56,950 30
2 Nevada
$91,340
$82,570 0
3 New Jersey
$83,860
$64,260 50
4 California
$82,000
$36,370 660
5 Washington
$79,150
$61,470 50
6 Texas
$78,500
$62,730 80
7 Minnesota
$75,380
$66,550 80
8 New York
$74,650
$39,210 200
9 Illinois
$74,000
$55,280 60
10 Florida
$73,750
$32,320 100
11 Massachusetts
$73,560
$55,350 190
12 Wisconsin
$71,940
$52,690 50
13 Indiana
$67,010
$53,770 60
14 Ohio
$63,220
$53,210 100
15 Tennessee
$62,300
$27,970 40
16 North Carolina
$61,330
$51,380 80
17 Pennsylvania
$60,560
$35,850 70
18 Oklahoma
$30,800
$26,260 110
19 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.