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Cytotechnologist Salary

Pay for Cytotechnologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $29.73 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Cytotechnologists making up 71 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,741 - $79,367
(Median)
$49K
$65K
$79K
MEDIAN: $65,235
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$22.92 - $37.56
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$38
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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$48,249 - $80,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$22.92 - $37.56  
   
Overtime
$16.48 - $55.66  
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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$48,249 - $80,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276
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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $53K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $62K. Cytotechnologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $67K. Cytotechnologists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $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 6%

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 77 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
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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