Genetic Counselor Salary

A Genetic Counselor earns an average salary of $61,510 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$49,421 - $86,324

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$20.00 - $45.46

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$49,421 - $86,324  
   
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$49,454 - $87,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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$20.00 - $45.46  
   
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$0.00 - $3,056  
   
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$49,454 - $87,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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

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Experience Affects Genetic Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 6%
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