How much does a Genetics Counselor make? The median annual Genetics Counselor salary is $68,510, as of September 30, 2016, with a range usually between $61,861-$76,245, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Genetics Counselor in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Genetics Counselor in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Genetics Counselor in the United States is $68,510, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Genetics Counselor in the United States are expected to make less than $68,510.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Genetics Counselor that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Genetics Counselor are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2016
Provides genetic counseling to individuals and families at risk for hereditary disorders. Assesses recurrence risks and recommends medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit, and cost. Reviews implications with the patient and provides crisis intervention regarding unexpected genetic conditions. Educates physicians and health professionals and ensures appropriate patient referral and care. Requires a master's degree, must be board certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics, and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a manager or director. View full job description