Histologist Salary

The average wage for a Histologist is $22.92 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$34,963 - $89,992
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$90K
MEDIAN: $54,681
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$15.16 - $30.01
(Median)
$15
$23
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,963 - $89,992  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
Total Pay (?
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$32,693 - $69,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.16 - $30.01  
   
Overtime
$21.79 - $45.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,693 - $69,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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Job Description for Histologist

A histologist is generally hired by laboratories, such as research labs, development labs, or labs within a healthcare organization. Generally, the histologist should at least have an associate's degree or have graduated from a histology training program. Some organizations may be looking for prospective employees with a bachelor's degree in biology or a related field of science. Many companies require that the histologist must be certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and that they keep their certification renewed as required. Most organizations are looking for applicants that have at least one to three years of experience working in a laboratory environment, although some can require as many as 5 years of previous experience.

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Histologist Tasks

  • Support the physicians by reporting accurate and relevant results.
  • Identify and diagnose infection, disease, parasitic infestation, or compatibility of fluid and tissue samples.
  • Comply with and enforce all safety and regulatory practices.
  • Perform routine analysis of body fluids and tissue.
  • Care for laboratory equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Histologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Histologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 19%
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