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Professional Status Survey (PSS)

The NSGC Professional Status Survey (PSS) offers an inside view of the profession, including salary ranges, benefits, work environments, faculty status, and job satisfaction. The PSS is sent out to all NSGC members yearly in January.

Full PSS reports are available to NSGC members free of charge, and to the public for a fee. If you are not an NSGC member and are interested in purchasing the PSS, please contact nsgc@nsgc.org.

If you are interesting in utilizing data from the PSS for research purposes, please click here to view the PSS Data Access Policy. 

2021 Professional Status Survey

The 2021 PSS includes six reports that provide greater detail on each of their respective topics. An Executive Summary of the 2021 report is also available to the public.

  1. The Demographics and Methodology Report provides a high-level overview of the composition of survey respondents to the 2021 PSS. 
  2. The Work Environment Report provides information from genetic counselors about the nature of their work, areas of practice, and significant roles. 
  3. The Salary & Benefits Report provides detailed analyses of salaries in the genetic counseling profession. The report also provides information about per diem and hourly rates, bonuses and commissions, average raises and extra income, benefits, vacation time, conference funding and employer-funded benefits for genetic counselors. 
  4. The Special Report: Workforce Changes During the Pandemic examines changes in the job market and the genetic counseling workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  5. The Special Report: Professional Diversity, Inclusion and Satisfaction examines the various facets of diversity, inclusion, and satisfaction within the genetic counseling profession.
  6. The Executive Summary provides a high-level overview of the survey responses of most interest to members of the NSGC and others who may be interested in the results of the 2021 PSS.

Download the 2021 PSS Reports (NSGC members only)

Download the 2021 NSGC PSS Infographics

2020 Professional Status Survey

The 2020 PSS includes six reports that provide greater detail on each of their respective topics. An Executive Summary of the 2020 report is also available to the public.  

  1. The Demographics & Methodology Report shows who responded to the 2020 PSS by gender identity, race/ethnicity, geographic representation, education, years of experience, and many other variables of interest.
  2. The Salary & Benefits Report provides detailed analyses of salaries in the genetic counseling profession. The report also provides information about per diem and hourly rates, bonuses and commissions, average raises and extra income, benefits, vacation time, conference funding, and employer-funded extras for genetic counselors.
  3. The Work Environment Report provides information from genetic counselors about the nature of their work, areas of practice, and professional roles.
  4. The Service Delivery & Access Report details how genetic counselors deliver their services to clients, weekly caseloads, and patient access to genetic counselors. 
  5. The Workforce Overview & Satisfaction Report examines aspects of genetic counselor professional development, the job market, and the genetic counseling workforce, as well as various facets of satisfaction with the genetic counseling profession.
  6. The Executive Summary provides a high-level overview of the survey responses of most interest to members of the NSGC and others who may be interested in the results of the 2020 PSS.

Download the 2020 PSS Reports (NSGC members only)

Download the 2020 NSGC PSS Infographics

2019 Professional Status Survey

The 2019 PSS includes four reports that provide greater detail on each of their respective topics. An Executive Summary of the 2019 report is also available to the public.  

  1. The Demographics & Methodology Report shows who responded to the 2019 PSS by gender, race/ethnicity, geographic representation, education, years of experience, and many other variables of interest.
  2. The Salary & Benefits Report provides detailed analyses of salaries in the genetic counseling profession. The report also provides information about per diem and hourly rates, bonuses and commissions, average raises and extra income, benefits, vacation time, conference funding, and employer-funded extras for genetic counselors.
  3. The Work Environment Report provides information from genetic counselors about the nature of their work, areas of practice, and involvement in professional activities. 
  4. The Executive Summary provides a high-level overview of the survey responses of most interest to members of the NSGC and others who may be interested in the results of the 2019 PSS.

Download the 2019 PSS Reports (NSGC members only)

2018 Professional Status Survey

The 2018 PSS includes six reports that provide greater detail on each of their respective topics. An Executive Summary of the 2018 report is  also available to the public.  

  1. The Demographics & Methodology Report shows who responded to the 2018 PSS by gender, race/ethnicity, geographic representation, education, years of experience, and many other variables of interest.
  2. The Salary & Benefits Report provides detailed analyses of salaries in the genetic counseling profession. The report also provides information about per diem and hourly rates, bonuses and commissions, average raises and extra income, benefits, vacation time, conference funding and employer-funded extras for genetic counselors.
  3. The Work Environment Report provides information from genetic counselors about the nature of their work, areas of practice, and involvement in professional activities. 
  4. The Service Delivery & Access Report details how genetic counselors deliver their services to clients, weekly caseloads, and patient access to genetic counselors.
  5. The Professional Overview & Satisfaction Report examines the various facets of satisfaction with the genetic counseling profession.
  6. The Executive Summary provides a high-level overview of the survey responses of most interest to members of the NSGC and others who may be interested in the results of the 2018 PSS.   

Download the 2018 NSGC PSS Reports (NSGC members only)

Download the 2018 NSGC PSS Infographics

Past Professional Status Survey Reports

Please click here to access NSGC Professional Status Survey reports published from 1980 - 2016. 

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