Pathologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Pathologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New Hampshire $275,840
North Dakota $266,510
Maine $257,550
Montana $247,260
Minnesota $245,040
Alaska $244,220
Idaho $241,670
Wisconsin $239,610
Washington $239,080
Indiana $237,470
Georgia $235,060
Wyoming $234,610
Tennessee $231,960
New Mexico $229,100
Arizona $229,090
Hawaii $228,470
South Dakota $227,710
Nevada $227,500
Kentucky $223,770
West Virginia $222,270
Connecticut $221,870
Guam $221,130
Colorado $219,310
Iowa $219,300
Utah $218,210
Delaware $216,600
Ohio $212,160
New Jersey $208,820
Massachusetts $207,990
California $204,190
Virginia $201,770
Oregon $199,960
Missouri $198,920
Rhode Island $197,950
Florida $197,710
North Carolina $196,670
Texas $195,630
Pennsylvania $187,440
Kansas $186,790
Maryland $182,970
Michigan $173,480
South Carolina $170,280
District of Columbia $167,090
Louisiana $164,470
Alabama $163,790
Illinois $160,050
Vermont $151,020
Mississippi $143,010
New York $139,710
Arkansas $127,190
Oklahoma $114,570
Nebraska $114,250
Puerto Rico $109,490
Virgin Islands, U.S. $106,860

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 about the same as related careers in Virgin Islands, U.S..

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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)