Pathology Assistant Salary

The average salary for a Pathology Assistant is $69,099 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$35,479 - $88,627
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$35K
$69K
$89K
MEDIAN: $69,098
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$14.23 - $46.68
(Median)
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$20
$47
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,479 - $88,627  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$6,350  
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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$31,471 - $93,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.23 - $46.68  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $66.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,350  
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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$31,471 - $93,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$57,000

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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