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Histology / Histologic Technician Salary

Histologic Technicians in the United States take home an average $21.24 per hour. Compensation ranges between $14.92 per hour and $29.72. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority (81 percent) of Histologic Technicians who took the survey are female. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,997 - $60,845
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,924
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$14.92 - $29.72
(Median)
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$21
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,997 - $60,845  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
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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$31,108 - $63,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.92 - $29.72  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $46.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
   
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).
)
$31,108 - $63,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 343

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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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Histologic Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Immunohistochemistry and Microtomy are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 19 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Histology / Histologic Technician

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


Histologic Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $40K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $45K. On average, Histologic Technicians make $52K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $53K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

Immunohistochemistry
up arrow 19%

Microtomy
up arrow 11%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 12%