Pathologist (Medical) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Pathologist (Medical) is $174,074 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Pathologist (Medical) Total Pay (?
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$77,516 - $284,167
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$77,516 - $284,167  
   
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$0.00 - $30,410  
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$78,639 - $291,850  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Pathologist (Medical) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
Late-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$179,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
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Gender
Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 13%
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