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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Genetic Counselors Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,540
25th Percentile Wage
$59,850
50th Percentile Wage
$74,120
75th Percentile Wage
$90,600
90th Percentile Wage
$104,770

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of genetic counselors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,1202.74%23.37%
201572,0906.37%-
201467,5005.79%-
201363,59010.68%-
201256,800--

Table 2. Genetic Counselors Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of genetic counselors in 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$75,440
Educational Services
$63,860

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 $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.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Maryland
$94,980
Nevada
$91,340
New Jersey
$83,860
California
$82,000
Washington
$79,150
Texas
$78,500
Minnesota
$75,380
New York
$74,650
Illinois
$74,000
Florida
$73,750
Massachusetts
$73,560
Wisconsin
$71,940
Indiana
$67,010
Ohio
$63,220
Tennessee
$62,300
North Carolina
$61,330
Pennsylvania
$60,560
Oklahoma
$30,800
Iowa
$18,380


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