How Much Do Cytotechnologists Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


Cytotechnologists stain, mount, and study cells to detect evidence of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathological conditions following established standards and practices.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$55990 per year
Hourly wage
$27 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$31,450 to $39,680 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$15 to $19 per hour

Entry-level Cytotechnologists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $31,450 to $39,680 per year or $15 to $19 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Cytotechnologists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $40 $83,700
Senior (Top 25%) $33 $69,650
Middle (Mid 50%) $26 $54,180
Junior (Bottom 25%) $19 $39,680
No experience (Bottom 10%) $15 $31,450

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
AK $33 $69,390
CT $33 $69,340
NY $33 $68,630
RI $33 $68,570
OR $33 $67,930
CA $32 $66,900
DC $32 $66,350
NJ $31 $65,260
NH $31 $63,850
WA $30 $62,930

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Cytotechnologist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at AK might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Cytotechnologists are in the states of AK, CT, NY, RI and OR.

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