Histotechnologist Salary

Earnings for Histotechnologists in the United States come in at around $22.91 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $17.25 per hour and $31.99. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is enjoyable for Histotechnologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Histotechnologists survey respondents are women (75 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,246 - $73,629

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$17.25 - $31.99

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,246 - $73,629  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,460  
Profit Sharing
$704 - $1,983  
Total Pay (?
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$36,617 - $70,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.25 - $31.99  
   
Overtime
$23.94 - $46.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,460  
   
Profit Sharing
$704 - $1,983  
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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$36,617 - $70,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 341
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Job Description for Histotechnologist

A histotechnologist is a highly specialized person in the medical field and is crucial to the treatment of patients. They run and perform diagnostic tests on patient tissue samples to examine the microscopic aspects of diseases. In addition to diagnosing diseases at the cellular level, they provide guidance on how to treat these diseases in a way that is specifically tailored to an individual patient’s pathology. The histotechnologist is responsible for not only these diagnostics, but also the machinery involved, which often includes complex laboratory instruments.

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Histotechnologist Tasks

  • Use, maintain, and calibrate laboratory equipment, and keep a clean, disinfected work space.
  • Receive, log, and document patient specimens and accompanying forms.
  • Prepare tissue samples by fixing, staining, dying, trimming, and other methods.
  • Identify and document technical issues, quality assurance, and procedural improvements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Histotechnologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Histotechnologists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $43K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $52K. Histotechnologists bring in $57K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Histotechnologists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $63K.

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Experience Affects Histotechnologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Histotechnologist Salaries

Histology
up arrow 32%

Immunohistochemistry
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Microtomy
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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