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Histology / Histologic Technician Salary (United States)

Histologic Technicians in the United States take home approximately $20.77 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $14.62 per hour to $29.25. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Histologic Technicians who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Histologic Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Histology / Histologic Technician Salary (?
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$30,767 - $60,849
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45,861
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Histology / Histologic Technician Salary (?
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$14.62 - $29.25
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,767 - $60,849  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,188  
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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$30,572 - $62,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $29.25  
   
Overtime
$18.19 - $45.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,188  
   
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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$30,572 - $62,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 348
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Immunohistochemistry and Microtomy are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 20 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Histology / Histologic Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $39K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $45K on average. Histologic Technicians bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. Histologic Technicians who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $52K.

Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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Dallas
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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, busy Atlanta offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 10 percent above the national average. Histologic Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+7 percent) and Houston (+2 percent).

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Experience Affects Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%
Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

Immunohistochemistry
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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 66 votes.

Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
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: 55% employee benefits None: 13%