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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
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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 $104,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,540. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 130% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of genetic counselors from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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 $94,980. The highest paying state for genetic counselors is Maryland with a median annual salary of $94,980. 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.
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