Histology / Histologic Technician Salary (United States)

A typical Histologic Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $20.77 per hour. Compensation starts at $14.62 per hour and can reach $29.14. Career duration and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Most Histologic Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.
Standard salaries begin at $39,880 and can reach $45K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $53K. For Histologic Technicians, two decades of experience in the field often means a drop in salary—average earnings fall to $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, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 17 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.

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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Atlanta offers some of the highest pay in the country for Histologic Technicians, 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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