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Pathologist (Medical) Salary

On average, Pathologists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($175K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. More than half of Pathologists (61 percent) survey respondents are men. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of Pathologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$96,558 - $292,508
(Median)
$97K
$170K
$290K
MEDIAN: $174,547
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$97,727 - $298,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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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 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$180,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 8%
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