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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of genetic counselors from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
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|
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|North Carolina|| |