The average salary for a pathologist in the United States is around $200,890 per year.
This is 206% above the national average. Updated in 2018.
Pathologists earn an average yearly salary of $200,890. Wages typically start from $60,280.
Pathologist earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Pathologist salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
|District of Columbia||$167,090|
How much does a Pathologist earn?
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).
How do pathologist salaries compare to similar careers?
Pathologists earn 6% less than similar careers in the United States.
|Oral and maxillofacial surgeon salary||$242K|
|Family practitioner salary||$201K|
|Sports medicine physician salary||$201K|
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)