Pathologist (Medical) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Pathologist (Medical) is $174,544 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Pathologist (Medical) Salary (?
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$78,053 - $288,146
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National Salary Data

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$78,053 - $288,146  
   
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$0.00 - $30,151  
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$87,000 - $291,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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Job Description for Pathologist (Medical)

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

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Experience Affects Pathologist (Medical) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$179,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
40%
female alumni
 
Male
60%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 11%