Salary for Cytogenetic Technologists

Also known as:  Biochemistry Technologist, Blood Bank Laboratory Technologist, Chief Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Cytogenetic Technologist, Cytologist, Cytotechnologist, Histologist Technologist, Histotechnologist, Immunohematologist

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The work of a cytogenetic technologist centers around the study of chromosomes in a laboratory setting. These professionals process tissue and fluid samples for analysis, and select and culture cells in order to analyze the chromosomes within them. They inspect and examine chromosomes and chromosome pairs in order to determine the presence of abnormalities. In a hospital or clinical setting, the work of cytogenetic technologists can be used to detect fertility problems, congenital birth defects, and hematological disorders. A Bachelor's degree is generally required in this occupation.

A Cytogenetic Technologist usually receives a pay level on a scale from 40000 - 60000 depending on education and experience. Cytogenetic Technologists usually receive wages of Fifty Six Thousand Nine Hundred dollars annually.

Cytogenetic Technologists can get the best pay in California, which has average compensation of just about $73350. People with these jobs are paid at the highest level in Management of Companies and Enterprises, which has average pay levels of $61250.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 21.95 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Cytogenetic Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$61,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,620
Health Care and Social Assistance
$56,730
Educational Services
$54,130
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$52,370

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$52,370
Educational Services
$54,130
Health Care and Social Assistance
$56,730
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,890
Public Administration
$61,250