Salary for Cytotechnologists

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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Cytotechnologists document cell samples, stain and mount them, and inspect them for abnormalities in color, shape, or size. Additionally, these professionals check for unusual cell patterns. They submit abnormal samples to pathologists for review, and make sure that laboratory equipment is adjusted, maintained and repaired. These professionals may also assist in the collection of tissue samples, and assist in the preparation of pathology reports. Bachelor's or Master's degrees are generally expected in this profession.

A CytoTechnologist receives salaries of between 40000 and 60000 based on levels of tenure. Cytotechnologists usually get an average salary of Fifty Six Thousand Nine Hundred dollars per year.

Cytotechnologists receive the highest salary in California, where they can get normal pay levels of about $73350. Employees with these job titles can make the highest salaries in Management of Companies and Enterprises, which has a compensation 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
Cytotechnologists 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
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