A Pathology Assistant earns an average salary of $61,704 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Pathology Assistant Total Pay (?
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$38,392 - $87,915
(Median)
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80K
88K
MEDIAN: $61,703
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Pathology Assistant Total Pay (?
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$12.41 - $35.31
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$38,392 - $87,915  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
Total Pay (?
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$30,625 - $85,543  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $35.31  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $44.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
   
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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$30,625 - $85,543  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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Job Description for Pathology Assistant
  • 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.

Experience Affects Pathology Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%
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Gender
Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 11%
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