Genetic Counselor Salary

genetic-counselor-salary-chart.jpgGenetic counselors help individuals diagnose and assess inherited conditions such as birth defects and genetic disorders. This evaluation is provided to other healthcare providers to treat individuals with family history and are concerned with inherited conditions.

Salary

The average salary of genetic counselors is $62,800 a year. The bottom 10% earns at most $33,160 a year while the top 10% earns at least $91,210 a year. The median salary is $63,590 annually.

The best industries for employment are general medical and surgical hospitals (680 employed, $65,560 average); offices of physicians (550 employed, $59,040); and medical and diagnostic laboratories (180 employed, $77,160). The top paying industry is management of companies and enterprises, paying $79,300 annually (40 employed).

The top three paying states are New Jersey ($77,160), Nevada ($73,960), and Florida ($72,480).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of genetic counselor is expected to increase by 41% between 2012 and 2022, which is much, much faster than average.

Genetic Counselor Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
California $35,090 $62,440 $101,510 $64,670
Florida $57,000 $71,590 $91,920 $72,480
Illinois $26,000 $62,290 $120,290 $65,670
Indiana $19,020 $61,420 $83,950 $52,920
Maryland $43,190 $59,060 $76,560 $59,690
Massachusetts $49,720 $65,300 $81,480 $65,120
Michigan $50,590 $60,690 $77,220 $62,510
Minnesota $27,470 $68,870 $86,820 $64,550
Nevada $55,570 $73,880 $93,730 $73,960
New Jersey $57,340 $74,490 $105,360 $77,160
New York $40,350 $68,890 $95,680 $69,250
North Carolina $41,300 $55,580 $72,430 $55,770
Ohio $50,870 $64,330 $77,290 $64,030
Oklahoma $23,200 $28,680 $55,340 $33,130
Pennsylvania $24,980 $56,320 $75,250 $53,260
Tennessee $26,990 $57,820 $84,900 $55,620
Texas $37,130 $60,350 $81,150 $60,990
Virginia $33,750 $61,500 $81,510 $58,790
Washington $59,730 $71,440 $89,430 $71,680