Cytotechnologist Salary

Pay for Cytotechnologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $29.79 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career length, though the particular city and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Cytotechnologists making up 71 percent. Most Cytotechnologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,483 - $80,247
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$48K
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MEDIAN: $65,158
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$23.00 - $37.82
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,483 - $80,247  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,968  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $3,041  
Total Pay (?
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$48,276 - $81,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$23.00 - $37.82  
   
Overtime
$2.54 - $56.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,968  
   
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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$48,276 - $81,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 294
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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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $68K. 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 8%

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
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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