The salary statistics of genetic counselors in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare genetic counselors salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for genetic counselors in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) genetic counselors is $105,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid genetic counselors is $46,400.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of genetic counselors in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of genetic counselors in 14 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for genetic counselors occupations is the medical and diagnostic laboratories industry with an annual salary $86,050. The lowest paying industry is the hospitals - local government owned industry (annual salary $65,110). For detailed genetic counselors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .