Genetic Counselors Salary Information

The salary statistics of genetic counselors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of genetic counselors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The genetic counselors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Genetic Counselors Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,340
25th Percentile Wage
$65,310
50th Percentile Wage
$77,480
75th Percentile Wage
$92,910
90th Percentile Wage
$104,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for genetic counselors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) genetic counselors is $104,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,340. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 102% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of genetic counselors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,480
4.34% 26.69%
2016
$74,120
2.74% -
2015
$72,090
6.37% -
2014
$67,500
5.79% -
2013
$63,590
10.68% -
2012
$56,800
- -

Table 2. Genetic Counselors Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of genetic counselors in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for genetic counselors occupations is the health care and social assistance sector with an annual salary $78,490. The lowest paying sector is the management of companies and enterprises sector (annual salary $68,100).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$78,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$74,300
Educational Services
$73,330
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$68,100

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Genetic Counselors by States

From the above tables we note that not only genetic counselors salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of genetic counselors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,380 to $91,030. The highest paying state for genetic counselors is Nevada with a median annual salary of $91,030. The lowest paying state is Iowa with a median annual salary of $18,380. For more salary information of genetic counselors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Nevada
$91,030
California
$90,610
Oregon
$86,300
South Carolina
$85,140
Wisconsin
$83,690
New Jersey
$82,340
Georgia
$80,070
Illinois
$79,200
Washington
$79,140
Texas
$78,630
Massachusetts
$77,870
Arizona
$77,620
Virginia
$77,100
Colorado
$76,690
New York
$76,520
Minnesota
$75,910
Tennessee
$74,110
Utah
$72,360
Indiana
$71,840
Pennsylvania
$68,870
Missouri
$67,450
Ohio
$66,600
Michigan
$66,130
North Carolina
$65,240
Maryland
$60,420
Florida
$59,150
Alabama
$35,100
Oklahoma
$30,800
Iowa
$18,380



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