Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
2,180 11.2 % $33.43 $69,540 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.13 $26.59 $32.45 $39.78 $48.07
Annual Wage (2) $43,950 $55,310 $67,500 $82,750 $99,980


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 800 0.02 $32.65 $67,900
Offices of Physicians 480 0.02 $33.23 $69,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 210 0.01 $29.04 $60,390
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 0.00 $39.70 $82,570
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 40 0.01 $24.54 $51,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 800 0.02 $32.65 $67,900
Offices of Physicians 480 0.02 $33.23 $69,120
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 40 0.01 $24.54 $51,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 210 0.01 $29.04 $60,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (8) (8) $42.82 $89,060
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $39.70 $82,570
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (8) (8) $34.05 $70,820
Offices of Physicians 480 0.02 $33.23 $69,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 800 0.02 $32.65 $67,900


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 380 0.03 1.56 $37.06 $77,080
Massachusetts 150 0.05 2.83 $32.61 $67,830
Ohio 140 0.03 1.65 $30.50 $63,430
Illinois 100 0.02 1.08 $36.16 $75,220
Florida 90 0.01 0.77 $36.88 $76,710



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)
Massachusetts 150 0.05 2.83 $32.61 $67,830
Ohio 140 0.03 1.65 $30.50 $63,430
Minnesota 80 0.03 1.84 $32.42 $67,430
Indiana 80 0.03 1.72 $31.98 $66,510
California 380 0.03 1.56 $37.06 $77,080



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $44.28 $92,100
Colorado 40 0.02 1.14 $38.14 $79,330
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.72 $37.56 $78,130
New York 70 0.01 0.49 $37.12 $77,210
California 380 0.03 1.56 $37.06 $77,080




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 130 0.07 4.56 $32.51 $67,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 1.40 $38.24 $79,530
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 0.82 $39.54 $82,250
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 70 0.07 4.53 $33.15 $68,940
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 70 0.06 3.44 $38.62 $80,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.86 $41.59 $86,500
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 2.83 $31.18 $64,850
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 1.88 $42.08 $87,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 1.35 $32.93 $68,490



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 130 0.07 4.56 $32.51 $67,610
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 70 0.07 4.53 $33.15 $68,940
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 70 0.06 3.44 $38.62 $80,330
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 2.83 $31.18 $64,850
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 1.88 $42.08 $87,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 1.35 $32.93 $68,490
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 1.40 $38.24 $79,530
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 0.82 $39.54 $82,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.86 $41.59 $86,500



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)
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $44.35 $92,240
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 1.88 $42.08 $87,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.86 $41.59 $86,500
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 0.82 $39.54 $82,250
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 70 0.06 3.44 $38.62 $80,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 1.40 $38.24 $79,530
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $34.03 $70,780
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.22 $69,090
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 70 0.07 4.53 $33.15 $68,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 1.35 $32.93 $68,490


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015