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How much does a Pathologist make in the United States?

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Pathologists fall slightly below the middle among all physicians, with average earnings of $239,000, according to Medscape's 2014 Compensation Report. As in previous Medscape reports, orthopedists are the earning leaders, followed by cardiologists, urologists and gastroenterologists.

The average base salary for pathologists with 1-10 years of experience is $201,775; pathologists with 11-20 years of experience earned an average base salary of $260,119; pathologists with more than 30 years of professional experience earned a base salary of $279,011. The regions with the highest pathologist salaries live in the Northwest and Great Lakes regions ($256,000 and $253,000, respectively), while the lowest earners are in the Northeast and in the Southeast ($228,000 for both regions).

According to Medscape, pathologists who work for office-based single-specialty groups are the highest earners (at $270,000), followed by office-based solo practitioners (at $265,000). Those in outpatient clinics make the least ($185,000), while those in academic and government positions follow next in line (at $193,000).

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Pathologist Earnings by Seniority

Junior Pathologist Earnings

Junior Pathologists in the United States earn:

$56.02
an hour
$116,510
per year
Starting Pathologist Earnings

Starting Pathologists in the United States earn:

$27.80
an hour
$57,820
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Pathologist salary comparison

Pathologists earn less than 95% percent of Health careers. Pathologist salaries are in the bottom 99% of all careers in the United States.

Clinical Research Coordinator Salary $120k
Radiation Therapist Salary $80k
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salary $68k
Physical Therapist Assistant Salary $55k
Surgical Assistant Salary $41k
Medical Secretary Salary $33k

Historical salary for Pathologists in the United States

Pathologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Pathologist Salary in New Hampshire $ $ # 1
Pathologist Salary in Alabama $ $ # 2
Pathologist Salary in Wyoming $ $ # 3
Pathologist Salary in Minnesota $ $ # 4
Pathologist Salary in Montana $ $ # 5
Pathologist Salary in South Dakota $ $ # 6
Pathologist Salary in Tennessee $ $ # 7
Pathologist Salary in Colorado $ $ # 8
Pathologist Salary in Indiana $ $ # 9
Pathologist Salary in Wisconsin $ $ # 10
Pathologist Salary in Washington $ $ # 11
Pathologist Salary in Georgia $ $ # 12
Pathologist Salary in Iowa $ $ # 13
Pathologist Salary in North Dakota $ $ # 14
Pathologist Salary in Hawaii $ $ # 15
Pathologist Salary in New Mexico $ $ # 16
Pathologist Salary in Oklahoma $ $ # 17
Pathologist Salary in Vermont $ $ # 18
Pathologist Salary in West Virginia $ $ # 19
Pathologist Salary in Maine $ $ # 20
Pathologist Salary in Virginia $ $ # 21
Pathologist Salary in Nevada $ $ # 22
Pathologist Salary in Idaho $ $ # 23
Pathologist Salary in Delaware $ $ # 24
Pathologist Salary in Missouri $ $ # 25
Pathologist Salary in Arizona $ $ # 26
Pathologist Salary in Utah $ $ # 27
Pathologist Salary in California $ $ # 28
Pathologist Salary in Ohio $ $ # 29
Pathologist Salary in North Carolina $ $ # 30
Pathologist Salary in Louisiana $ $ # 31
Pathologist Salary in Oregon $ $ # 32
Pathologist Salary in Florida $ $ # 33
Pathologist Salary in South Carolina $ $ # 34
Pathologist Salary in Texas $ $ # 35
Pathologist Salary in Kansas $ $ # 36
Pathologist Salary in Pennsylvania $ $ # 37
Pathologist Salary in Connecticut $ $ # 38
Pathologist Salary in Illinois $ $ # 39
Pathologist Salary in New Jersey $ $ # 40
Pathologist Salary in Mississippi $ $ # 41
Pathologist Salary in Michigan $85.01 $176,810 # 42
Pathologist Salary in Maryland $83.31 $173,290 # 43
Pathologist Salary in New York $81.89 $170,340 # 44
Pathologist Salary in Alaska $ $ # 45
Pathologist Salary in Kentucky $88.10 $183,240 # 46
Pathologist Salary in Arkansas $ $ # 47
Pathologist Salary in Rhode Island $80.79 $168,040 # 48
Pathologist Salary in District of Columbia $81.06 $168,610 # 49
Pathologist Salary in Massachusetts $81.69 $169,910 # 50
Pathologist Salary in Nebraska $64.16 $133,450 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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