Forensic Pathologist Salary

The average pay for a Forensic Pathologist is $122,449 per year.

$50,335 - $201,341

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$48,479 - $205,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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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Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

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1-4 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 21%