Histotechnologist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Histotechnologist is $21.90 per hour.
Histotechnologist Total Pay (?
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$32,720 - $69,617
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,049
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Histotechnologist Total Pay (?
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$15.11 - $30.34
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,720 - $69,617  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,503  
Profit Sharing
$5.14 - $2,959  
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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$32,178 - $66,458  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 426
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.11 - $30.34  
   
Overtime
$22.25 - $45.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,503  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.14 - $2,959  
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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$32,178 - $66,458  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 426
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

Minneapolis
0%
National Average
$47,000
Dallas
up arrow 11%
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Experience Affects Histotechnologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$47,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Histotechnologist Salaries

Immunohistochemistry
up arrow 7%
National Average
$47,000
Microtomy
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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