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Genetic Counselors in California

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$93,410 Median Salary
  • Genetic Counselors in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Genetic Counselors Work in California?

In California, there were 490 people working as Genetic Counselors in the year 2018.

There were 510 Genetic Counselors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 60 Genetic Counselors working in it, which means California has more Genetic Counselors than average.


What do Genetic Counselors Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Genetic Counselors ranged from $38,500 to $128,630 with $93,410 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.51 to $61.84. The median hourly rate was $44.91.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $43.56 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.35.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Genetic Counselors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Genetic Counselors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 140 $102,460
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 $100,980

Top States for Genetic Counselors Employment

View the list below to see where most Genetic Counselors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 490 $93,410
Massachusetts 170 $83,260
New York 160 $86,170
Ohio 130 $76,410
Pennsylvania 130 $74,780
North Carolina 120 $72,030
Texas 100 $95,020
Virginia 90 $0
Michigan 90 $72,150
New Jersey 80 $83,410
Washington 70 $83,350
Wisconsin 60 $84,570
District of Columbia 50 $79,340
Illinois 50 $79,490
Arizona 50 $79,340
Missouri 40 $71,530
Maryland 40 $63,400
Tennessee 40 $74,870
Indiana 40 $73,410
Colorado 40 $81,720

Below are the states where Genetic Counselors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Texas $95,020
California $93,410
Nevada $92,600
Georgia $86,230
New York $86,170
Wisconsin $84,570
New Jersey $83,410
Washington $83,350
Massachusetts $83,260
Colorado $81,720

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