A Genetic Counselor earns an average salary of $58,721 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Genetic Counselor Total Pay (?
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$45,257 - $79,909
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68K
80K
MEDIAN: $58,720
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Genetic Counselor Total Pay (?
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$24.19 - $43.42
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30
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75%
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$45,257 - $79,909  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,025 - $83,615  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$24.19 - $43.42  
   
Overtime
$30.00 - $48.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,025 - $83,615  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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Job Description for Genetic Counselor
  • Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.
  • Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, and tests.
  • Evaluate clients' genetic probabilities based on review of client information.
  • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
  • Set-up, track and review laboratory test results.
Pay by Experience Level for Genetic Counselor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Genetic Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$60,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 29 votes.
Gender
Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%
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