Genetic Counselors in California
Get the information you need to know about working as a Genetic Counselor.
- 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|
|District of Columbia||50||$79,340|
Below are the states where Genetic Counselors get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
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What Major Will Prepare You For a Genetic Counselor Career?
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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