How Much Do Genetic Counselors Make? (2023)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
How Much Money Do Genetic Counselors Make?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that genetic counselors make a median salary of $80,150 each year or $38.54 per hour. The bottom 10 percent of genetic counselors earn less than $49,120 per year, while the top 10 percent of genetic counselors earn more than $121,070 annually.
Do Genetic Counselors Get Paid Well?
Genetic counselors are paid well. They earn more than the national average ($45,760). They also earn more than other health care occupations. The median salary for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations is $75,040. Genetic Counselors typically have a master's degree. When compared to professions that require a similar level of education, genetic counselors earn more Other professions that require a master's degree have a median salary of $77,750 per year.
How Much Do Genetic Counselors Get Starting Out?
The BLS does not provide average compensation data for entry-level positions for genetic counselors just starting out, but the bottom 25 percent of genetic counselors earn $76,300 each year.
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.