Pathologist (Medical) Salary

Generous salaries abound for Pathologists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($192K) per year. Work is enjoyable for Pathologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Pathologists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and more than half earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$72,052 - $303,042
$72K
$190K
$300K
MEDIAN: $192,174
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$72,052 - $303,042  
   
Bonus
$12,500  
Profit Sharing
$19,000  
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$69,678 - $306,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Job Description for Pathologist (Medical)

A medical pathologist can generally find employment in medical agencies, where it is essential to diagnose and treat various forms of diseases. As such, medical pathologists can find employment in medical schools, clinics, hospitals, or government agencies. The main duty of a medical pathologist is to analyze and examine body tissues and fluids to diagnose potential diseases and research the cause of these diseases.

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Pathologist (Medical) 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 (Medical)

Pay by Experience for a Pathologist (Medical) has a positive trend. An entry-level Pathologist (Medical) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $188,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pathologist (Medical) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $153,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Pathologist (Medical) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $199,000 based on 27 salaries. A Pathologist (Medical) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $295,000 based on 13 salaries.

Key Stats for Pathologist (Medical)

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Pathologist (Medical) Salaries

Late-Career
▲53%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$192,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 6%
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