Histotechnologist Salary

A Histotechnologist earns an average wage of $24.00 per hour. A skill in Microtomy is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$37,114 - $80,266
$37K
$51K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,550
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50%
90%

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$17.61 - $32.43
$18
$24
$32
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,114 - $80,266  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $9,469  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$36,793 - $69,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.61 - $32.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$26.42 - $47.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$202.73 - $9,469  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$36,793 - $69,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 343

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Histotechnologist

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

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Key Stats for Histotechnologist

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Histotechnologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

▲12%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Histotechnologist Salaries

Microtomy
▲13%

Histology
▲9%

embedding
▲6%

Immunohistochemistry
▲2%

grossing
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Team Leadership
▼3%

IHC
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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