Histology / Histologic Technician Salary

Median pay for Histologic Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $22.25 per hour. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (82 percent) of Histologic Technicians who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction for Histologic Technicians is high. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,084 - $72,950
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MEDIAN: $51,283
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$15.44 - $31.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,084 - $72,950  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $4,122  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
Total Pay (?
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$32,072 - $67,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.44 - $31.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.44  
Overtime
$19.50 - $44.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$302.01 - $4,122  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$32,072 - $67,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 527

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Job Description for Histology / Histologic Technician

Histologic technician (also referred to as histology technicians or histotechnicians) are commonly found in both medical and research environments. This position involves working closely with pathologists, assisting in procedures to collect, prepare, and analyze specimens. Daily tasks include cleaning and preparing slides, cutting and staining specimens, and documenting the whole process. Other technical support may be needed as necessary, and regulations and protocols must be carefully followed at all times.

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Histology / Histologic Technician Tasks

  • Obtain, prepare, label, stain, and microscopically analyze specimens.
  • Assist in set-up, troubleshooting, and evaluation of new techniques and equipment.
  • Prepare and store reagents, cultures, tissues, and other materials.
  • Maintain calibration records, including maintenance and special checks of equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Histology / Histologic Technician

Pay by Experience for a Histology / Histologic Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Histology / Histologic Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 283 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Histology / Histologic Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Histology / Histologic Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 150 salaries. A Histology / Histologic Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 99 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,657

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Histologic Technicians, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. Histologic Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+17 percent), Phoenix (+12 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Denver (+11 percent). Histologic Technicians' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Histologic Technicians in Little Rock bring in salaries that are 26 percent lower than the national average. Chicago and St. Louis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Histology / Histologic Technician

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

▲9%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$48,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

mohs
▲30%

special stains
▲22%

IHC
▲7%

embedding
▲3%

Immunohistochemistry
▲3%

National Average
$48,000

Microtomy
▼1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼5%

grossing
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 16%
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