Pathology Assistant Salary

The average salary for a Pathology Assistant is $78,172 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$35,752 - $115,166
$36K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,172
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$14.06 - $47.48
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MEDIAN: $21.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,752 - $115,166  
   
Bonus
$800  
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,862 - $103,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.06 - $47.48  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$800  
   
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).
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$30,862 - $103,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Pathology Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Pathology Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Pathology Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pathology Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Pathology Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 29 salaries. A Pathology Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pathology Assistant Reviews

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Pathology Assistant

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Pathology Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲21%

Late-Career
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
▼24%

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 18%