Histology / Histologic Technician Salary

Histologic Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $21.34 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $15.09 per hour and $29.81. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Histologic Technicians. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women make up the vast majority of Histologic Technicians (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,277 - $61,609

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$15.09 - $29.81

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,277 - $61,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,449  
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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$31,360 - $63,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.09 - $29.81  
   
Overtime
$17.80 - $45.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,449  
   
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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$31,360 - $63,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 359
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Histologic Technicians who took the survey. Immunohistochemistry and Microtomy are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 18 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.


Histologic Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $41K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $46K on average. Histologic Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $53K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

Immunohistochemistry
up arrow 18%

Microtomy
up arrow 10%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 13%
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