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Genetic Counselor Salary (United States)

A Genetic Counselor earns an average salary of $60,299 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Genetic Counselor Salary (?
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$48,695 - $79,738
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MEDIAN: $60,298
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Genetic Counselor Salary (?
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$20.27 - $44.97
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$48,695 - $79,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,531  
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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$48,750 - $84,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$20.27 - $44.97  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,531  
   
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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$48,750 - $84,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Genetic Counselor

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Experience Affects Genetic Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
Experienced
up arrow 25%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$61,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%