Cytotechnologist Salary

An average Cytotechnologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $30.58 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but experience level and the individual firm are influential factors as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Cytotechnologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Salary
$49,612 - $88,322  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $3,945  
Profit Sharing
$509  
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$50,246 - $81,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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$24.18 - $37.79  
   
Overtime
$2.45 - $59.16  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$304.10 - $3,945  
   
Profit Sharing
$509  
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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$50,246 - $81,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 267

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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

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Cytotechnologist


Cytotechnologists seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Quest Diagnostics, where the average salary comes to $75K.

Pay by Experience Level for Cytotechnologist

Pay by Experience for a Cytotechnologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Cytotechnologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 134 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cytotechnologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Cytotechnologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 154 salaries. A Cytotechnologist 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 114 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,175

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Surpassing the national average by 40 percent, Cytotechnologists in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Cytotechnologists will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+16 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), San Antonio (+13 percent), and Philadelphia (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Burlington. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis and Detroit (6 percent lower).

Cytotechnologist Reviews

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Cytotechnologist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Cytotechnologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

▲7%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 12%