How much does a Genetic Counselor make?

Updated Sep 23, 2021

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$83,128 /yr
Average Base Pay

184 salaries

$60K

Low

$83K

Average

$116K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Genetic Counselor is $83,128 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Genetic Counselor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 184 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Genetic Counselor employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Counselor$44,156 /yr
L3
Senior Counselor$47,419 /yr
L4
Staff Counselor$47,227 /yr
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UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals
4.3

UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

Genetic Counselor - Hourly

$51

 /hr
Range: $43 - $61
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$43

$61

$43 - $61 Range

Stanford Health Care
4

Stanford Health Care

Genetic Counselor

$110,274

 /yr
Range: $100K - $146K

$100K

$146K

$100,000 - $145,582 Range

Invitae
4

Invitae

Genetic Counselor

$131,286

 /yr
Range: $121K - $140K

$121K

$140K

$121,209 - $139,811 Range

Ambry Genetics
3.8

Ambry Genetics

Genetic Counselor

$103,439

 /yr
Range: $98K - $110K

$98K

$110K

$97,993 - $109,758 Range

GeneDx
3.1

GeneDx

Genetic Counselor

$92,036

 /yr
Range: $83K - $100K

$83K

$100K

$82,851 - $100,457 Range

Kaiser Permanente
4

Kaiser Permanente

Genetic Counselor

$137,038

 /yr
Range: $126K - $141K

$126K

$141K

$125,601 - $141,350 Range

Labcorp
3.7

Labcorp

Genetic Counselor

$93,868

 /yr
Range: $81K - $99K

$81K

$99K

$81,412 - $98,576 Range

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Mayo Clinic
4.2

Mayo Clinic

Genetic Counselor

$81,815

 /yr
Range: $76K - $86K

$76K

$86K

$76,366 - $85,598 Range

University of Utah
4.3

University of Utah

Genetic Counselor

$71,281

 /yr
Range: $56K - $90K

$56K

$90K

$56,382 - $89,873 Range

Massachusetts General Hospital
4

Massachusetts General Hospital

Genetic Counselor

$95,703

 /yr
Range: $66K - $96K

$66K

$96K

$65,592 - $96,293 Range

Intermountain Healthcare
3.6

Intermountain Healthcare

Genetic Counselor

$93,957

 /yr
Range: $89K - $94K

$89K

$94K

$88,653 - $93,957 Range

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
4.1

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Genetic Counselor

$88,949

 /yr
Range: $77K - $90K

$77K

$90K

$77,446 - $90,100 Range

Cincinnati Children's Hospital
4.1

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Genetic Counselor

$83,378

 /yr
Range: $62K - $92K

$62K

$92K

$62,484 - $92,000 Range

Nationwide Children's Hospital
3.9

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Genetic Counselor

$79,012

 /yr
Range: $75K - $108K

$75K

$108K

$74,949 - $108,032 Range

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
3.8

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Genetic Counselor

$85,257

 /yr
Range: $77K - $88K

$77K

$88K

$77,108 - $87,818 Range

Emory University School of Medicine
4.2

Emory University School of Medicine

Genetic Counselor

$80,121

 /yr
Range: $70K - $92K

$70K

$92K

$70,000 - $92,074 Range

Sema4
4

Sema4

Genetic Counselor

$94,381

 /yr
Range: $91K - $103K

$91K

$103K

$90,609 - $103,051 Range

Counsyl
3.6

Counsyl

Genetic Counselor

$93,646

 /yr
Range: $88K - $127K

$88K

$127K

$87,954 - $126,814 Range

Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers
3.2

Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers

Genetic Counselor

$91,712

 /yr
Range: $85K - $95K

$85K

$95K

$85,000 - $94,634 Range

Genzyme Genetics
3.7

Genzyme Genetics

Genetic Counselor

$80,466

 /yr
Range: $78K - $83K

$78K

$83K

$78,391 - $83,055 Range

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The national average salary for a Genetic Counselor is $83,128 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Genetic Counselor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 184 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Genetic Counselor employees.

The highest salary for a Genetic Counselor in United States is $115,787 per year.

The lowest salary for a Genetic Counselor in United States is $59,681 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent genetic counselor salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$25,000
per year
A Counselor in the Orlando, FL Area area reported making $25,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Orlando, FL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$15
hourly
A NATIONAL DEBT REDUCTION Counselor in the Las Vegas, NV Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
Las Vegas, NV Area area
Temporary
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$40,000
per year
An Admissions Counselor in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
College / University
$47,000
per year
A Counselor in the Nashville, TN Area area reported making $47,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Nashville, TN Area area
 
Full-time
51 to 200 employees
$25
hourly
A Peer Counselor in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$58,500
per year
An Admissions Counselor in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $58,500 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$52,000
per year
A Counselor in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $52,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$22
hourly
An Admission Counselor in the Keene, NH Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
Keene, NH Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$30,000
per year
A Counselor in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $30,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$40,000
per year
A Counselor in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
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