Cytotechnologist Salary

Median pay for Cytotechnologists in the United States is around $29.91 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the particular city and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Cytotechnologists survey respondents are women (73 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,433 - $82,066
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$48K
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MEDIAN: $65,221
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$23.14 - $37.61
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,433 - $82,066  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,888  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $3,020  
Total Pay (?
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$48,412 - $81,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$23.14 - $37.61  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $55.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,888  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $3,020  
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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$48,412 - $81,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 334
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Job Description for Cytotechnologist

The work of a cytotechnologist generally consists of analyzing microscopic samples for any changes in cells in order to indicate certain diseases, such as cancer. They also analyze patient records to understand their history and note if any changes are occurring; when abnormalities are detected, the cytotechnologist passes on the findings to a pathologist so they can be investigated further.

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Cytotechnologist Tasks

  • Verify that data is connected to the correct patient.
  • Document results and enter data into laboratory information system.
  • Examine samples under a microscope to determine health and status of patient.
  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment and databases.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cytotechnologist

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


Cytotechnologists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $54K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $63K. Cytotechnologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $67K. Cytotechnologists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $70K.

Cytotechnologist Reviews

What is it like working as a Cytotechnologist?

Cytotechnologist in Jacksonville:
"Enriching, work flexibility, enjoy being part of the team."
Pros: Enjoy doing microscopic work and paying attention to detail.
Cons: Nothing at the present time.

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Experience Affects Cytotechnologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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