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Genetics Counselor Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$75,174 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Genetics Counselor is $75,174 a year and $36 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Genetics Counselor is between $54,298 and $92,460. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Genetics Counselor. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • Provides genetic counseling to individuals and families in specified areas of clinical genetics, such as obstetrics, pediatrics, oncology, and neurology, to help them understand and adapt to birth defects or genetic disorders by providing them with information, education, and reassurance.
  • Analyzes and interprets test results and genetic information from family histories, and identifies patients or families at risk for specific diseases, disorders, or syndromes, particularly as it applies to children.
  • Advises patients or relatives of the risks, consequences, and nature of inherited disorders and diseases, the probability of developing or transmitting them, recurrence risks, and the options open to them in management and family planning.
Genetics Counselor Job Prevalence in Seattle, Washington, United States

Job family: Genetic Counselors

Job family population: 2,660

Estimated population of Genetics Counselor jobs: 2,445

Rate of error: 7.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Genetics Counselor Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Genetic Counselor
Mar 22
Tacoma, WA, USA
Matrix Providers Inc.
Graduate from a program in genetics counseling as determined by the Accreditation Council for Genetics Counseling • Certifications: In addition to Basic Life Support, shall maintain current ...
Director, Transactional Law
Jun 11
Bothell, United States
Seattle Genetics
JD degree and active member of Washington State Bar Association or eligible to promptly register as in house counsel.As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics ...
Becoming A Man Program Counselor
Jun 17
Seattle, WA, USA
Southwest Youth and Family Services
BAM Counselors are responsible for guiding young men in grades 7 - 12 to Learn, internalize ... genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer ...
Housing Program Supervisor- Over 18 Program
Jun 13
Seattle, WA, USA
YouthCare Seattle
Recruit, motivate, and mentor Youth Counselors and staff. * Create and maintain staff coverage ... genetic information; sexual orientation; gender (including gender identity or expression); military ...
HR Director- Employee Relations
Jun 4
Redmond, WA, USA
Coach and counsel managers and employees on issues related to workplace dynamics * Partner and ... genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental ...
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