Pathologist Salary

Pathologists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $199K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$96,078 - $301,479
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MEDIAN: $199,409
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$20.60 - $193.92
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$0$304K
Salary $96,078 - $301,479
Bonus $4,805 - $52,029
Profit Sharing $15,000
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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$86,897 - $304,994
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 231
Hourly Data $0$193
Hourly Rate $20.60 - $193.92
Overtime $95.00
Annual Data $0$304K
Bonus $4,805 - $52,029
Profit Sharing $15,000
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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$86,897 - $304,994
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Pathologist

A pathologist is a clinical specialist whose role is akin to being a detective for medical conditions. He or she analyzes samples of tissues, fluids, or other pertinent hard data related to a patient and then reports findings to the primary physician. Sometimes a pathologist offers recommendations for treatment. Pathologists also typically work with doctors performing autopsies to determine the cause of death.

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Pathologist Tasks

  • Supervise testing and analysis of samples to determine health and pathology of patients.
  • Document findings and conclusions, and make recommendations.
  • Consult with patients to explain and diagnose conditions.
  • Perform autopsies to understand cause of death and progression of diseases.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pathologist

Pay by Experience for a Pathologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Pathologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $192,000 based on 128 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pathologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $209,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Pathologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $234,000 based on 63 salaries. A Pathologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $241,000 based on 43 salaries.

Key Stats for Pathologist

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Pathologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$201,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 15%
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