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Genetic Counselor Salary

A Genetic Counselor earns an average salary of $60,770 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$49,340 - $81,642
(Median)
$49K
$61K
$82K
MEDIAN: $60,770
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$20.43 - $44.81
(Median)
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$31
$45
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$49,340 - $81,642  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
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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$49,417 - $84,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$20.43 - $44.81  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
   
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).
)
$49,417 - $84,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Genetic Counselor

A genetics counselor may provide a multitude of services in a number of different specialties in medicine. Their position may include working directly with adults, children, pregnant women and couples that wish to have children, among others. Areas covered by these counselors with adults include genetic diseases and diagnosis, counseling, and analysis of certain tumors; with children, they include congenital diseases such as cystic fibrosis. For pregnant women and couples trying to conceive, the genetic counselor's main goal is typically identifying possible genetic defects and inborn errors of mutation.

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Genetic Counselor Tasks

  • 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

 
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Experience Affects Genetic Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 6%
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