Genetic Counselor Salary

The average salary for a Genetic Counselor is $66,317 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Clinical Research is associated with high pay for this job.

$50,519 - $88,593
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$66K
$89K
MEDIAN: $66,317
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$30.01 - $45.73
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MEDIAN: $34.59
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$50,519 - $88,593  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,438  
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$51,490 - $89,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 166
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$30.01 - $45.73  
   
Overtime
$28.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,438  
   
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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$51,490 - $89,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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

  • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
  • Set-up, track and review laboratory test results.
  • Evaluate clients' genetic probabilities based on review of client information.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.
  • Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, and tests.

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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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Key Stats for Genetic Counselor

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Genetic Counselor Salaries

Experienced
▲19%

Late-Career
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Genetic Counselor Salaries

Clinical Research
▲25%

Patient Counseling
▲4%

National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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