Salary for Pathologists

Also known as:  Aviation Medicine Specialist, Cardiologist, Dermatologist, Emergency Medicine Specialist, Gastroenterologist, Immunologist, Laryngologist, Neonatal Doctor, Neonatologist, Nephrologist

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The daily tasks of a pathologist include performing autopsies and studying microscopic samples to determine the presence, nature, and extent of diseases or medical conditions. These professionals spend the majority of their time working in laboratory settings, although they collaborate with surgeons and other physicians on patient care. They write pathology reports which summarize their analyses of samples and resulting conclusions, and may attend conferences or professional meetings and read scholarly articles in order to remain informed of changes and developments in the field of pathology. A doctoral or professional degree is required for this occupation.

A Pathologist earns a salary somewhere between 144000 to 216000 based on experience and education levels. Pathologists get an average wage of One Hundred Eighty Seven Thousand Four Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Pathologists have the highest pay levels in Minnesota, where they receive wages of close to $218180. Employees in this career can obtain the highest compensation in Finance and Insurance, where they can get compensation, on average, of $207270.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 36.18 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Pathologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Other Services (except Public Administration) $207,270
Finance and Insurance $185,660
Health Care and Social Assistance $184,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises $178,210
Public Administration $177,600
Manufacturing $157,670
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $107,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $136,330
Manufacturing $157,670
Public Administration $177,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises $178,210
Health Care and Social Assistance $184,850
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