Cytotechnologist Salary

An average Cytotechnologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $29.77 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by geography and the particular employer. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Cytotechnologists making up 70 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of Cytotechnologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,608 - $80,008
(Median)
$49K
$65K
$80K
MEDIAN: $65,018
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$22.88 - $37.86
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$23
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,608 - $80,008  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $3,041  
Total Pay (?
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$48,180 - $81,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$22.88 - $37.86  
   
Overtime
$16.48 - $57.02  
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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$48,180 - $81,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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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 Cytotechnologists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $53K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $62K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $68K in this role. 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.

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 75 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%
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