The average pay for a Forensic Pathologist is $98,710 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

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MEDIAN: $98,709
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$40,425 - $197,265  
   
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$28,500 - $180,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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$15.00  
   
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$28,500 - $180,323  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Job Description for Forensic Pathologist

A forensic pathologist, also known in some instances as a medical examiner, is a medical doctor (M.D.) with training in anatomical pathology and a specialty in forensic pathology. Education past the high school level entails at least thirteen more years of formal study. The primary responsibility of a forensic pathologist is to examine the bodies of people who die unexpectedly, violently, or under suspicious circumstances. These examinations are conducted in order to determine the cause, mechanism, and manner of death. He or she may also be instrumental in determining the identity of the deceased if unknown.

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Experience Affects Forensic Pathologist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

National Average
$88,000

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 17%
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