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Histology / Histologic Technician Salary (United States)

Histologic Technicians in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $20.77 per hour. Earnings sit near $14.62 per hour on the lower side but can approach $29.14 on the higher side. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The greater part enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The vast majority of Histologic Technicians (80 percent) are women. For the most part, Histologic Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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  
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  
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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Professional skills reported by Histologic Technicians are few in number. Microtomy and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Histology / Histologic Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $40K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $45K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Histologic Technicians report making only $52K on average. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up a little less than one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in six.

Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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Houston
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National Average
$44,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Histologic Technicians, Atlanta provides a pay rate that is 13 percent greater than 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%