The average pay for a Forensic Pathologist is $97,392 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$40,223 - $198,659
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MEDIAN: $97,392
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$40,223 - $198,659  
   
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$28,234 - $181,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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$28,234 - $181,381  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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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Key Stats for Forensic Pathologist

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Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Forensic Pathologist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

National Average
$82,000

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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