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Histology / Histologic Technician Salary

The average rate for a Histology / Histologic Technician is $21.18 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Immunohistochemistry and Microtomy.
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$30,465 - $60,899
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$30K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,285
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$15.04 - $29.83
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,465 - $60,899  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
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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$31,264 - $63,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.04 - $29.83  
   
Overtime
$17.32 - $46.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
   
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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$31,264 - $63,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 353

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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.

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Experience Affects Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%
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