Histology / Histologic Technician Salary (United States)

Earnings for Histologic Technicians in the United States typically come in at around $20.77 per hour. Compensation ranges from $14.62 per hour on the low end to $29.14 on the high end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Histologic Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Histology / Histologic Technician Salary (?
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$30,837 - $60,105
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MEDIAN: $45,588
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Histology / Histologic Technician Salary (?
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$14.62 - $29.14
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,837 - $60,105  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,204  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,500  
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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$30,593 - $61,965  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $29.14  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $45.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,204  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,500  
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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$30,593 - $61,965  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 345
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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
  • Prepare and store reagents, cultures, tissues, and other materials.
  • Maintain calibration records, including maintenance and special checks of equipment.
  • Obtain, prepare, label, stain, and microscopically analyze specimens.
  • Assist in set-up, troubleshooting, and evaluation of new techniques and 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.
After five to 10 years, the typical starting salary of $39,880 climbs to $45K. Compensation is $53K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years on the job, salaries actually take a dive for Histologic Technicians, averaging around $53K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 17 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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Dallas
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Houston
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National Average
$44,000
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For those looking to make money, Histologic Technicians in Atlanta enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 13 percent above the national average. Histologic Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+8 percent) and Houston (+2 percent).

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Experience Affects Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

Microtomy
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%
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