The average wage for a Pathology Assistant is AU$21.35 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

AU$32,973 - AU$67,871
AU$33K
AU$45K
AU$68K
MEDIAN: AU$45,319
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50%
90%
AU$18.91 - AU$26.64
AU$19
AU$21
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$21.37
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$67K
Salary AU$32,973 - AU$67,871
Total Pay (?
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AU$39,237 - AU$55,874
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data AU$0AU$43
Hourly Rate AU$18.91 - AU$26.64
Overtime AU$36.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$55K
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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AU$39,237 - AU$55,874
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 56

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.

Pathology Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$44,859

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Pathology Assistant

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Pathology Assistant Salaries

▲8%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
AU$45,000

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 73%