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Want to work in New York as a Genetic Counselor? Read this first!

24.0% Jobs Projection
$86,170 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Genetic Counselors in New York are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Genetic Counselors in New York is growing faster than average.

  • Genetic Counselors in New York earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Genetic Counselors Work in New York?

In 2018, there were 160 Genetic Counselors working in the state.

There were 230 Genetic Counselors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Genetic Counselors in this state are growing at a rate of 24.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 29.0%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 310 jobs for New York Genetic Counselors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 300 annual jobs and 4,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Genetic Counselors Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Genetic Counselors ranged from $65,410 to $115,820 with $86,170 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.45 to $55.68. The median hourly rate was $41.43.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $36.79 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $4.64.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 180 $86,950

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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