Genetic Counselors in Illinois
Want to work in Illinois as a Genetic Counselor? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Genetic Counselors in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Genetic Counselors in Illinois is growing faster than average.
Genetic Counselors in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Genetic Counselors Work in Illinois?
In 2018, there were 50 Genetic Counselors working in the state.
There were 50 Genetic Counselors employed in this state in 2017.
The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.
The typical state has 60 Genetic Counselors working in it, which means Illinois has fewer Genetic Counselors than average.
Job Projections for Illinois
Jobs for Genetic Counselors in this state are growing at a rate of 21.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 29.0%.
Illinois Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 230 jobs for Illinois Genetic Counselors in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 300 annual jobs and 4,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Genetic Counselors Make in Illinois?
In 2018 wages for Genetic Counselors ranged from $65,550 to $113,720 with $79,490 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.51 to $54.67. The median hourly rate was $38.22.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $38.08 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.14.
The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Illinois 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|
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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- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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