Histology / Histologic Technician Salary (United States)

A Histology / Histologic Technician earns an average wage of $20.72 per hour.
Histology / Histologic Technician Total Pay (?
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$30,304 - $60,041
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45,481
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Histology / Histologic Technician Total Pay (?
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$14.53 - $29.07
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,304 - $60,041  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,179  
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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$30,344 - $61,979  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 432
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $29.07  
   
Overtime
$17.67 - $45.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,179  
   
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).
)
$30,344 - $61,979  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 432
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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.

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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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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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
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 14%
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