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Pathologist (Medical) Salary

Wages for Pathologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($180K) per year. The majority of Pathologists (62 percent) who took the survey are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most Pathologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$93,957 - $289,352
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $175,689
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$0.00 - $29,590  
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$96,003 - $292,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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 10%

National Average
$180,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 11%