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.

$35,886 - $114,503
$36K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,591
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50%
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$13.49 - $45.65
$13
$21
$46
MEDIAN: $21.28
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$0$114K
Salary $35,886 - $114,503
Bonus $1,000
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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$30,551 - $103,078
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $13.49 - $45.65
Overtime $48.00
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $1,000
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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$30,551 - $103,078
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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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

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
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Pathology Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲19%

Late-Career
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 14%
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