Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

29-9092 Genetic Counselors

Assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. Provide information to other healthcare providers or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions. Advise individuals and families to support informed decisionmaking and coping methods for those at risk. May help conduct research related to genetic conditions or genetic counseling.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,980 10.2 % $30.19 $62,800 3.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.94 $23.60 $30.57 $36.53 $43.85
Annual Wage (2) $33,160 $49,080 $63,590 $75,990 $91,210


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 680 0.01 $31.52 $65,560
Offices of Physicians 550 0.02 $28.38 $59,040
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 180 0.07 $37.10 $77,160
Outpatient Care Centers 140 0.02 $23.91 $49,730
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 0.00 $30.17 $62,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 180 0.07 $37.10 $77,160
Outpatient Care Centers 140 0.02 $23.91 $49,730
Offices of Physicians 550 0.02 $28.38 $59,040
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 680 0.01 $31.52 $65,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $38.13 $79,300
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 180 0.07 $37.10 $77,160
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (8) (8) $32.61 $67,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 680 0.01 $31.52 $65,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 (7) $30.17 $62,760


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 420 0.03 1.90 $31.09 $64,670
Ohio 150 0.03 2.00 $30.79 $64,030
Massachusetts 110 0.04 2.35 $31.31 $65,120
Illinois 110 0.02 1.32 $31.57 $65,670
Oklahoma 110 0.07 4.80 $15.93 $33,130




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 110 0.07 4.80 $15.93 $33,130
Massachusetts 110 0.04 2.35 $31.31 $65,120
Ohio 150 0.03 2.00 $30.79 $64,030
Indiana 80 0.03 1.78 $25.44 $52,920
California 420 0.03 1.90 $31.09 $64,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.89 $37.10 $77,160
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $35.56 $73,960
Florida 90 0.01 0.78 $34.84 $72,480
Washington 40 0.01 0.84 $34.46 $71,680
New York 70 0.01 0.54 $33.29 $69,250





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 4.21 $31.47 $65,450
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 1.36 $38.36 $79,790
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 70 0.06 3.96 $35.84 $74,540
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.75 $39.08 $81,300
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 2.36 $37.04 $77,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.79 $42.94 $89,310
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 2.78 $31.01 $64,510
Baltimore-Towson, MD 30 0.03 1.81 $28.70 $59,690




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 4.21 $31.47 $65,450
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 70 0.06 3.96 $35.84 $74,540
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 2.36 $37.04 $77,030
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 2.78 $31.01 $64,510
Baltimore-Towson, MD 30 0.03 1.81 $28.70 $59,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 1.36 $38.36 $79,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.75 $39.08 $81,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.79 $42.94 $89,310




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.79 $42.94 $89,310
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $42.50 $88,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.75 $39.08 $81,300
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $38.51 $80,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 1.36 $38.36 $79,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 2.36 $37.04 $77,030
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 70 0.06 3.96 $35.84 $74,540
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (8) (8) (8) $32.69 $67,990
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 4.21 $31.47 $65,450
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH (8) (8) (8) $31.03 $64,530


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014