Histology / Histologic Technician Salary

The average rate for a Histology / Histologic Technician is $22.01 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are special stains and IHC.
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$29,984 - $70,024
$30K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,899
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$15.41 - $31.27
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MEDIAN: $22.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,984 - $70,024  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $4,122  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
Total Pay (?
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$32,057 - $66,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.41 - $31.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.44  
Overtime
$21.06 - $44.38  
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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$32,057 - $66,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 488

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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

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

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Key Stats for Histology / Histologic Technician

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

▲10%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$47,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

special stains
▲24%

IHC
▲16%

embedding
▲5%

Immunohistochemistry
▲4%

▲1%

grossing
▼0%

National Average
$47,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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