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Histotechnologist Salary

Pay for Histotechnologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $22.57 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Female Histotechnologists make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. For the most part, Histotechnologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$33,774 - $71,579
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,825
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$15.85 - $31.10
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$16
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,774 - $71,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,439  
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $2,017  
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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$34,473 - $67,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.85 - $31.10  
   
Overtime
$22.26 - $46.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,439  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $2,017  
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).
)
$34,473 - $67,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 317
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Job Description for Histotechnologist

Histotechnologists assist pathologists in lab settings by preparing tissue samples and documenting all information that is acquired through testing. Preparing tissue samples involves trimming, staining, dying, and fixing samples. The education requirement for histotechnologists is fairly low. histotechnologists require a clinical education in histotechnology, an associate's degree, or training at a hospital. histotechnologists need to be certified by accredited certification boards. States have different requirements for certification, so histotechnologists must be certified in every state that they practice in.

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $42K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $50K. Histotechnologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $55K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $62K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Experience Affects Histotechnologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Histotechnologist Salaries

Immunohistochemistry
up arrow 9%

National Average
$48,000

Microtomy
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 17%