Cytotechnologist Salary

For Cytotechnologists, hourly average wages total $29.85 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but geography and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Most Cytotechnologists survey respondents are women (70 percent). Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Cytotechnologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,583 - $80,325

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$23.01 - $37.79

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,583 - $80,325  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $3,041  
Total Pay (?
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$48,328 - $81,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$23.01 - $37.79  
   
Overtime
$2.69 - $57.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $3,041  
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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$48,328 - $81,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 296
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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.


For many Cytotechnologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $53K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $63K. Cytotechnologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $68K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $70K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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 7%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%
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