Pathologists earn between $144,000 and $216,000 annually as of 2015, depending on level of education and experience in the field. The average wage is $187,400.
The highest paying state for pathologists is Minnesota, where they receive as high as $218,000 a year. Pathologists have one of the highest paying salaries in the medical field. Pathologists who work hospital laboratories generally have higher paying salaries than pathologists who work in the private sector. Also, pathologists in America earn significantly more than pathologists in other countries, and in some countries, such as the United Kingdom and Canada, the pay is more than twice as much.