Average Pathologist Salary

$215,618
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$16,000
Bonus
$17,500
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The average salary for a Pathologist is $215,618.
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$102k
MEDIAN
$216k
90%
$305k
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$102k - $305k
Bonus
$3k - $78k
Profit Sharing
$13k - $54k
Total Pay
$97k - $313k
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Job Description for Pathologist

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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Popular Skills for Pathologist

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 407 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.8%
Early Career
33.7%
Mid Career
18.9%
Experienced
16.7%
Late Career
20.9%