Cytogenetic Technologist Salary

A Cytogenetic Technologist earns an average wage of $25.93 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$40,127 - $71,856
$40K
$56K
$72K
MEDIAN: $56,285
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50%
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$18.93 - $37.15
$19
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$37
MEDIAN: $25.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,127 - $71,856  
   
Bonus
$1,400  
Total Pay (?
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$41,048 - $75,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$18.93 - $37.15  
   
Overtime
$26.37 - $56.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,400  
   
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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$41,048 - $75,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Cytogenetic Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Cytogenetic Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Cytogenetic Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cytogenetic Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Cytogenetic Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 29 salaries. A Cytogenetic Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 12 salaries.

Cytogenetic Technologist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Cytogenetic Technologist?

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.

Key Stats for Cytogenetic Technologist

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Cytogenetic Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 7%