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Average Cytotechnologist Hourly Pay

$33.23
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$1,000
Bonus
$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Cytotechnologist is $33.23.
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$26.11
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$33.23
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$41.11
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$26 - $41
Bonus
$151 - $3,973
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$1,300 - $2,500
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$54,705 - $86,326
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What Do Cytotechnologists Do?

Cytotechnologist Tasks
  • Examine samples under a microscope to determine health and status of patient.
  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment and databases.
  • Verify that data is connected to the correct patient.
  • Document results and enter data into laboratory information system.

Job Satisfaction for Cytotechnologist

3.7 out of 5
(73)
Highly Satisfied
4Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Cytotechnologist are from the companies Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp of America. Reported salaries are highest at Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) where the average pay is $37.27. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Quest, Inc., earning around $37.17. LabCorp of America pays the lowest at around $28.18. Barnes Jewish Hospital also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $29.43.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Cytotechnologists?

Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Optical Microscope, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Writing Procedures & Documentation and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Cytotechnologists?

An entry-level Cytotechnologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $26.05 based on 18 salaries. An early career Cytotechnologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.37 based on 107 salaries. A mid-career Cytotechnologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.33 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Cytotechnologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.35 based on 170 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $36.
Employees with Cytotechnologist in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 14.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (10.2% more) and New York, New York (7.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 588 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.1%
Early Career
18.2%
Mid Career
16.2%
Experienced
28.9%
Late Career
33.7%