Histology / Histologic Technician Salary
|Salary||$30,084 - $72,950|
|Bonus||$302.01 - $4,122|
|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).)
|$32,072 - $67,277|
|Hourly Rate||$15.44 - $31.14|
|Overtime||$19.50 - $44.13|
|Bonus||$302.01 - $4,122|
|Total Pay (||$32,072 - $67,277|
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.Read More...
General skills required for this position include communication, attention to detail, time management, and general judgment skills. In addition to working side by side with the pathologist, most positions require regular communication with physicians, patients, and any other customers.
The work takes place in an indoor environment, while specific settings include laboratories and hospitals. Hours vary based on the available shifts, but it is common to work during typical business hours with some overtime. Physical requirements are generally limited to handling slides and lab equipment carefully.
Educational requirements for this position vary, but typically a bachelor’s degree in histology, biology, chemistry, or a related field is required. This is sometimes only preferred, especially in trainee or entry-level positions. Experience requirements also vary by position company, but laboratory experience and/or other related experience are highly preferred. Various certifications and licenses (such as from the American Society for Clinical Pathology, or ASCP) are also often required or preferred as well.
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.
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
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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