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How much do genetic counselors make? 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that genetic counselors make a mean annual income of $85,700 as of May 2020, which is approximately $43.13 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of genetic counselors earned less than $66,930, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $126,350.

A chart  showing the annual salary of genetic counselors in the United States, $85,700.

How to find genetic counselor jobs

46% of genetic counselors work in hospitals, so the majority of jobs can be found there. To find genetic counselor jobs in your area, search HealthJob's genetic counselor job board.

How much do genetic counselors earn in each state?

The table below compares genetic counselor  salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of genetic counselors in each state as well as the number of genetic counselors per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics.

Genetic Counselor Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
Virginia
-
40
0.012
New York
$96,970
160
0.018
New Jersey
$90,200
50
0.013
Washington
$89,660
80
0.024
Colorado
$89,540
50
0.018
Nebraska
$88,820
-
-
Massachusetts
$88,700
130
0.039
District of Columbia
$87,480
40
0.056
Texas
$84,250
140
0.012
Missouri
$83,350
40
0.015
Tennessee
$82,490
50
0.016
Maryland
$82,100
30
0.012
Minnesota
$81,690
100
0.036
Ohio
$80,940
110
0.022
Pennsylvania
$80,680
-
-
Illinois
$80,190
60
0.011
Wisconsin
$79,750
70
0.025
Indiana
$79,640
40
0.014
Michigan
$78,010
110
0.028
Florida
$77,780
70
0.009
North Carolina
$76,030
140
0.034
California
$122,740
310
0.019
Connecticut
$104,210
40
0.027