Histology / Histologic Technician Salary

Pay for Histologic Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $22.54 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women account for the majority of Histologic Technicians who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,611 - $73,500
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$73K
MEDIAN: $50,432
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$15.37 - $31.68
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$0$73K
Salary $30,611 - $73,500
Bonus $300.67 - $4,055
Profit Sharing $2,948
Total Pay (?
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$32,084 - $68,077
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 116
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $15.37 - $31.68
Hourly Tips $4.44
Overtime $16.96 - $44.53
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $300.67 - $4,055
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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$32,084 - $68,077
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 572

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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: $48,227

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

With a pay rate for Histologic Technicians that is 47 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Histologic Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+15 percent), Phoenix (+11 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Denver (+10 percent). Histologic Technicians in Little Rock make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (13 percent lower) and St. Louis (9 percent lower).

Histology / Histologic Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Histology / Histologic Technician?

Histology / Histologic Technician in Boone:
"Grossing , microwaving, immunohistochemistry staining and em."
Pros: Busy but relaxed once you know your job, working alone at your task but as part of a team.
Cons: Troubleshooting poor quality staining.

Histology / Histologic Technician in Olympia:
"Wanting more pay."
Pros: I enjoy the physicians I work for.
Cons: The pay is horrible and there is no room for advancement.

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Key Stats for Histology / Histologic Technician

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

▲7%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$48,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

mohs
▲29%

special stains
▲21%

IHC
▲5%

embedding
▲2%

Immunohistochemistry
▲2%

National Average
$48,000

Microtomy
▼3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼6%

grossing
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%
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