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Average Genetic Counselor Salary

$73,234
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$4,000
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The average salary for a Genetic Counselor is $73,234.
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$62k
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$73k
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$96k
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What Do Genetic Counselors Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Genetic Counselors?

Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Clinical Research, Counseling and Team Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Counseling.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Genetic Counselors?

An entry-level Genetic Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,073 based on 38 salaries. An early career Genetic Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,850 based on 92 salaries. A mid-career Genetic Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,781 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Genetic Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,614 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,632.
Employees with Genetic Counselor in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 9.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New Haven, Connecticut (5.6% more) and Denver, Colorado (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.5% less), Chicago, Illinois (2.5% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 197 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.3%
Early Career
46.7%
Mid Career
16.8%
Experienced
11.2%
Late Career
6.1%