A Cytogenetic Technologist earns an average wage of $25.73 per hour.

$41,838 - $70,325
(Median)
$42K
$54K
$70K
MEDIAN: $54,484
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90%

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$19.36 - $36.72
(Median)
$19
$26
$37
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$41,838 - $70,325  
   
Bonus
$814  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,033 - $74,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.36 - $36.72  
   
Overtime
$26.88 - $53.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$814  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,033 - $74,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Job Description for Cytogenetic Technologist

With the completion of the Human Genome Project, many doors of understanding the human body and its functions once locked have been thrown wide open, exposing a smorgasbord of knowledge just waiting to be discovered. There are many different fields dedicated to unlocking this knowledge, one of which is the cytogenetic technologist.

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Cytogenetic Technologist Tasks

  • Perform lab checks, cleaning, inventory and other lab maintenance.
  • Analyze test results and check for test accuracy.
  • Perform cytogenetic testing on samples.
  • Prepare reports and documentation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cytogenetic Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Cytogenetic Technologist in Houston:
"Don't do it."
Not worth it. Not making enough money. Not moving up. I want to quit. I'm looking for another job in another field.

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Experience Affects Cytogenetic Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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