Average Cytotechnologists in the United States make around $30.27 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Cytotechnologists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. Work is enjoyable for Cytotechnologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,056 - $86,893
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MEDIAN: $64,339
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$23.41 - $38.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$49,056 - $86,893  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $3,945  
Profit Sharing
$509  
Total Pay (?
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$49,072 - $81,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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Hourly Rate
$23.41 - $38.07  
   
Overtime
$7.38 - $59.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$304.10 - $3,945  
   
Profit Sharing
$509  
Total Pay (?
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$49,072 - $81,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 274
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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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Cytotechnologists flock to Quest Diagnostics for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $75K lead the pack in compensation.

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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $63K. Cytotechnologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $68K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $72K on average.

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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 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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