The average salary for a Pathologist is $215,618.
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Job Description for Pathologist
A pathologist is a clinical specialist whose role is akin to being a detective for medical conditions. He or she analyzes samples of tissues, fluids, or other pertinent hard data related to a patient and then reports findings to the primary physician. Sometimes a pathologist offers recommendations for treatment. Pathologists also typically work with doctors performing autopsies to determine the cause of death. In most cases, the pathologist will generate some sort of report of the work perfor…Read more
- Supervise testing and analysis of samples to determine health and pathology of patients.
- Document findings and conclusions, and make recommendations.
- Consult with patients to explain and diagnose conditions.
- Perform autopsies to understand cause of death and progression of diseases.
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Popular Skills for Pathologist
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Medicine / Surgery
Infectious Disease Knowledge
Skills in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Medicine / Surgery, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Infectious Disease Knowledge.
Pay by Experience Level for Pathologist
An entry-level Pathologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $194,047 based on 40 salaries. An early career Pathologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $202,384 based on 137 salaries. A mid-career Pathologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $239,877 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Pathologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $245,360 based on 68 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $246,220.
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Employees with Pathologist in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 16.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (9.2% more) and Dallas, Texas (8.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (33.0% less), Chicago, Illinois (19.3% less) and New York, New York (6.5% less).
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