Pathologist (Medical) Salary

Wages for Pathologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($175K) per year. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Pathologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Pathologists who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$96,336 - $278,924
(Median)
$96K
$180K
$280K
MEDIAN: $175,213
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$97,547 - $280,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$180,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 8%
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