Cytotechnologist Salary

The average Cytotechnologist in the United States earns approximately $31.06 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Cytotechnologists report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$50,193 - $88,727
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MEDIAN: $65,145
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$24.46 - $38.35
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$0$88K
Salary $50,193 - $88,727
Bonus $-0.50 - $1,014
Profit Sharing $500
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$50,875 - $82,487
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 135
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $24.46 - $38.35
Overtime $13.57 - $57.82
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $-0.50 - $1,014
Profit Sharing $500
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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$50,875 - $82,487
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 269

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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

  • Examine samples under a microscope to determine health and status of patient.
  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment and databases.
  • Verify that data is connected to the correct patient.
  • Document results and enter data into laboratory information system.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Cytotechnologist


The biggest paychecks can be found at Quest Diagnostics — the median salary there is $75K.

Pay by Experience Level for Cytotechnologist

Pay by Experience for a Cytotechnologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Cytotechnologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 134 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cytotechnologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Cytotechnologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 154 salaries. A Cytotechnologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 114 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,899

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Cytotechnologists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Cytotechnologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+14 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), San Antonio (+11 percent), and Philadelphia (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Burlington is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Detroit (7 percent less).

Cytotechnologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cytotechnologist?

Cytotechnologist in St. Louis:
"I Love My Job But Not My Management."
Pros: I enjoy getting to work with patients and clinicians in this hospital setting. I see a lot of interesting and unique cases that I wouldn't in another facility. I work with a great group of people and feel that we make a big difference in the hospital and I enjoy the pathologists I work with.
Cons: The management is pretty horrendous. I feel that they don't have any idea what we as Cytotechnologists do on a day to day basis and how important we are. They expect us to work long hours running around while short staffed for years in a dangerous neighborhood and yet don't think we should get a bit more compensation. They give us salary reviews yet can't even get our years of experience correct in order to properly evaluate that salary. There's already been studies out that have shown we're underpaid but every time it's brought up we're given weak answers to get up to be quiet.

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.

Key Stats for Cytotechnologist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Cytotechnologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 13%
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