How much does a Pathologist make in the United States?

Average Pathologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Pathologists earn an average yearly salary of $205,560.

Average Pathologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Pathologists earn an average hourly wage of $98.83.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

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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

Experienced Pathologist Earnings

Experienced Pathologists in the United States earn:

$99.48
an hour
$206,920
per year
Junior Pathologist Earnings

Junior Pathologists in the United States earn:

$57.27
an hour
$119,120
per year
Starting Pathologist Earnings

Starting Pathologists in the United States earn:

$28.41
an hour
$59,090
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Pathologist Salary Comparison

Pathologists earn more than 69% percent of similar careers in the United States.

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Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Pathologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Pathologist Salary in New Hampshire $131.16 $272,820 # 1
Pathologist Salary in Wyoming $124.97 $259,940 # 2
Pathologist Salary in Minnesota $121.85 $253,440 # 3
Pathologist Salary in Wisconsin $120.87 $251,400 # 4
Pathologist Salary in South Dakota $119.36 $248,270 # 5
Pathologist Salary in Tennessee $118.92 $247,360 # 6
Pathologist Salary in Maine $118.78 $247,060 # 7
Pathologist Salary in North Dakota $117.57 $244,550 # 8
Pathologist Salary in Alabama $116.77 $242,890 # 9
Pathologist Salary in Montana $116.35 $242,010 # 10
Pathologist Salary in Hawaii $116.15 $241,600 # 11
Pathologist Salary in Colorado $115.16 $239,540 # 12
Pathologist Salary in Alaska $114.78 $238,740 # 13
Pathologist Salary in New Mexico $112.34 $233,660 # 14
Pathologist Salary in Oklahoma $110.61 $230,060 # 15
Pathologist Salary in Indiana $110.15 $229,120 # 16
Pathologist Salary in West Virginia $110.15 $229,110 # 17
Pathologist Salary in Iowa $110.09 $228,980 # 18
Pathologist Salary in Washington $110.03 $228,860 # 19
Pathologist Salary in Nevada $109.17 $227,080 # 20
Pathologist Salary in Virginia $107.88 $224,380 # 21
Pathologist Salary in Utah $107.82 $224,260 # 22
Pathologist Salary in Georgia $106.43 $221,370 # 23
Pathologist Salary in Guam $106.31 $221,130 # 24
Pathologist Salary in Delaware $105.62 $219,690 # 25
Pathologist Salary in Idaho $105.54 $219,520 # 26
Pathologist Salary in Florida $105.29 $219,010 # 27
Pathologist Salary in North Carolina $102.47 $213,140 # 28
Pathologist Salary in Louisiana $102.37 $212,920 # 29
Pathologist Salary in Arizona $102.25 $212,690 # 30
Pathologist Salary in Rhode Island $100.53 $209,100 # 31
Pathologist Salary in Ohio $100.21 $208,440 # 32
Pathologist Salary in Texas $99.88 $207,750 # 33
Pathologist Salary in Kansas $99.29 $206,530 # 34
Pathologist Salary in Missouri $99.07 $206,070 # 35
Pathologist Salary in United States $98.83 $205,560 # 36
Pathologist Salary in Vermont $98.64 $205,180 # 37
Pathologist Salary in Connecticut $97.40 $202,590 # 38
Pathologist Salary in California $97.01 $201,790 # 39
Pathologist Salary in Pennsylvania $94.83 $197,250 # 40
Pathologist Salary in New Jersey $93.82 $195,150 # 41
Pathologist Salary in Oregon $93.36 $194,180 # 42
Pathologist Salary in Illinois $93.27 $194,010 # 43
Pathologist Salary in Michigan $92.15 $191,670 # 44
Pathologist Salary in Maryland $91.63 $190,600 # 45
Pathologist Salary in South Carolina $90.44 $188,110 # 46
Pathologist Salary in Massachusetts $88.67 $184,430 # 47
Pathologist Salary in Mississippi $88.12 $183,280 # 48
Pathologist Salary in Arkansas $87.44 $181,880 # 49
Pathologist Salary in New York $85.25 $177,330 # 50
Pathologist Salary in Kentucky $84.77 $176,330 # 51
Pathologist Salary in District of Columbia $84.02 $174,760 # 52
Pathologist Salary in Nebraska $78.72 $163,730 # 53
Pathologist Salary in Virgin Islands $72.20 $150,170 # 54
Pathologist Salary in Puerto Rico $57.24 $119,050 # 55