Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Cytotechnologist is $34.15
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 $29.35 based on 85 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Cytotechnologists Do?
The work of a cytotechnologist generally consists of analyzing microscopic samples for any changes in cells in order to indicate certain diseases, such as cancer. They also analyze patient records to understand their history and note if any changes are occurring; when abnormalities are detected, the cytotechnologist passes on the findings to a pathologist so they can be investigated further.
Cytotechnologists must be well-organized to properly document all findings and procedures and be able …Read more
- 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.