Pathologist Salary

Salaries for Pathologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($200K) per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The majority of Pathologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Pathologists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$94,714 - $300,204
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$200K
$300K
MEDIAN: $201,175
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$20.43 - $195.74
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$0$305K
Salary $94,714 - $300,204
Bonus $2,013 - $81,703
Profit Sharing $17,500
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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$86,345 - $305,462
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 221
Hourly Data $0$195
Hourly Rate $20.43 - $195.74
Overtime $95.00
Annual Data $0$305K
Bonus $2,013 - $81,703
Profit Sharing $17,500
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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$86,345 - $305,462
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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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.

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Pathologist Tasks

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Pathologist

Pay by Experience for a Pathologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Pathologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $192,000 based on 128 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pathologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $209,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Pathologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $234,000 based on 63 salaries. A Pathologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $241,000 based on 43 salaries.

Key Stats for Pathologist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
21%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Pathologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$204,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 17%
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