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Genetic Counselors in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Genetic Counselor?

21.1% Jobs Projection
$79,490 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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 is projecting 20 annual Genetic Counselors job openings in Illinois, and 230 total jobs in the year 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 50 $79,650

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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