Pathologist (Medical) Salary

Pathologists in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $193K) surpassing six figures annually. Most Pathologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Pathologists making up 70 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$69,317 - $293,126
$69K
$190K
$290K
MEDIAN: $191,896
10%
50%
90%

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$30.23 - $71.00
$34
MEDIAN: $34.00
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$0$293K
Salary $69,317 - $293,126
Bonus $9,586
Profit Sharing $20,000
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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$64,110 - $292,933
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
Hourly Data $0$71
Hourly Rate $34.00
Overtime $35.00
Annual Data $0$292K
Bonus $9,586
Profit Sharing $20,000
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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$64,110 - $292,933
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

Job Description for Pathologist (Medical)

A medical pathologist can generally find employment in medical agencies, where it is essential to diagnose and treat various forms of diseases. As such, medical pathologists can find employment in medical schools, clinics, hospitals, or government agencies. The main duty of a medical pathologist is to analyze and examine body tissues and fluids to diagnose potential diseases and research the cause of these diseases.

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Pathologist (Medical) Tasks

  • Consult with patients to explain and diagnose conditions.
  • Perform autopsies to understand cause of death and progression of diseases.
  • Supervise testing and analysis of samples to determine health and pathology of patients.
  • Document findings and conclusions, and make recommendations.

Pathologist (Medical) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Pathologist (Medical)

Pay by Experience for a Pathologist (Medical) has a positive trend. An entry-level Pathologist (Medical) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $188,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pathologist (Medical) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $153,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Pathologist (Medical) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $199,000 based on 27 salaries. A Pathologist (Medical) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $295,000 based on 13 salaries.

Key Stats for Pathologist (Medical)

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Pathologist (Medical) Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$191,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 6%