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Cytotechnologist Salary

Earnings for Cytotechnologists in the United States come in at around $29.67 per hour on average. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but the particular city and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Most Cytotechnologists survey respondents are women (71 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Cytotechnologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,741 - $79,367
(Median)
$49K
$65K
$79K
MEDIAN: $65,235
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$23.01 - $37.55
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$48,741 - $79,367  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,009  
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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$48,365 - $80,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$23.01 - $37.55  
   
Overtime
$16.77 - $55.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,009  
   
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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$48,365 - $80,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275

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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Cytotechnologist


The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Quest Diagnostics, where the median salary is just $75K. However, employees at the top of the pay scale do tend to do well, earning around $102K.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $53K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $62K. Cytotechnologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $67K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $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 7%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%
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