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Genetic Counselors Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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.

Average Annual Salary of Genetic Counselors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,400
25th Percentile Wage
$61,370
50th Percentile Wage
$75,440
75th Percentile Wage
$91,960
90th Percentile Wage
$105,820

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201675,4402.88%25.32%
201573,2706.78%-
201468,3006.95%-
201363,55011.35%-
201256,340--

Compare Genetic Counselors Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

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
$86,050
Outpatient Care Centers
$85,250
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$79,970
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$74,690
Offices of Physicians
$74,540
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$73,660
Hospitals - State government owned
$73,210
Hospitals - Privately owned
$72,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$72,340
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$72,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$72,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$71,820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$65,110
Hospitals - Local government owned
$65,110

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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