How much does a Genetics Counselor make in the United States? The average Genetics Counselor salary in the United States is $77,529 as of October 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $70,027 and $86,306. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
Genetics Counselor provides genetic counseling and education to individuals and families at risk for hereditary disorders. Obtains and analyzes family medical history to identify patients at risk for specific disorders or syndromes. Being a Genetics Counselor recommends genetic testing as warranted and counsels patients on test results, treatment and alternative coping methods. May provide crisis intervention as needed. Additionally, Genetics Counselor requires a master's degree of Genetic Counseling. Typically reports to a manager or director. Requires board certification from the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG). Typically requires a state license to practice. Genetics Counselor's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description
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Fiscal Year Ended in 2019
What does a Genetics Counselor do?
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Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
March 23, 2020
Assist families to make the best possible adjustment to the disorder in an affected family member and/or to the risk of recurrence of that disorder.
April 10, 2020
Develop and present educational and related programs as appropriate.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Genetics Counselor in the United States. The base salary for Genetics Counselor ranges from $70,027 to $86,306 with the average base salary of $77,529. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $70,204 to $86,391 with the average total cash compensation of $77,758.