Genetic Counselors in Washington
Considering a career as a Genetic Counselor in Washington?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Genetic Counselors in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Genetic Counselors in Washington is growing faster than average.
Genetic Counselors in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Genetic Counselors Work in Washington?
There were approximately 70 workers employed as Genetic Counselors in this state in 2018.
There were 80 Genetic Counselors employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 60 Genetic Counselors working in it, which means Washington has more Genetic Counselors than average.
Job Projections for Washington
Jobs for Genetic Counselors in this state are growing at a rate of 22.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 29.0%.
Washington Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 10 annual job openings, and 110 total jobs in 2026 for Genetic Counselors in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 300 annual jobs and 4,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Genetic Counselors Make in Washington?
In 2018 wages for Genetic Counselors ranged from $67,800 to $103,540 with $83,350 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.6 to $49.78. The median hourly rate was $40.07.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $38.05 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $2.02.
The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Washington 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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|Occupation||WA Employment Total|
|Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers||1,130|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.