A Pathology Assistant earns an average salary of $73,349 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$38,503 - $101,261
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$39K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,348
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$14.45 - $48.58
(Median)
$14
$25
$49
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,503 - $101,261  
   
Bonus
$983  
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
Total Pay (?
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$31,783 - $101,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $48.58  
   
Overtime
$37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$983  
   
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$31,783 - $101,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Job Description for Pathology Assistant

Pathology assistants are highly trained and qualified to perform all the functions of a pathologist except for diagnosing. They are crucial to the process leading up to a diagnosis, but, much like physicians' assistants, they are not qualified to provide a diagnosis. Working under the direction and supervision of a pathologist, they are tasked with a broad range of clinical services. Pathology assistants are responsible for the preparation, gross description, and dissection of anatomic pathology specimens from a surgery or autopsy. They prepare tissue for various pathological tests, and their duties extend to the preparation and performance of postmortem examinations. They also arrange and record tissue samples for analysis, keep equipment maintained and sterilized, and run complicated pathology tests.

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Pathology Assistant Tasks

  • Maintain and clean laboratory and equipment.
  • Conduct analyses and use equipment to dissect, test, examine or characterize specimens.
  • Interpret, document and communicate results from specimen analysis.
  • Describe, document and store specimens and confer with experts for complex procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pathology Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pathology Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Pathology Assistant?

Pathology Assistant in New Brunswick:
"It's exciting to learn about biopsy and different types of c."
Pros: Helping people get there results in a timely manner.
Cons: When coordinator off I do her job.

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Experience Affects Pathology Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
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National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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