Histotechnologist Salary

The average Histotechnologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $23.12 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $17.31 per hour and $32.09. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Histotechnologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Histotechnologists making up 73 percent. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,511 - $74,976
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,652
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$17.31 - $32.09
(Median)
$17
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,511 - $74,976  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,494  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$36,331 - $70,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.31 - $32.09  
   
Overtime
$25.51 - $47.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,494  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$36,331 - $70,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $53K. Histotechnologists see a median salary of $57K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $64K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Histotechnologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Histotechnologist Salaries

Histology
up arrow 12%

Immunohistochemistry
up arrow 4%

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Microtomy
0%

National Average
$50,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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