Histotechnologist Salary

Median pay for Histotechnologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $24.40 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Histotechnologists making up 77 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,132 - $81,346
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$51K
$81K
MEDIAN: $51,415
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$18.07 - $32.91
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$0$81K
Salary $38,132 - $81,346
Bonus $204.26 - $9,396
Profit Sharing $509
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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$37,848 - $70,771
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 69
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $18.07 - $32.91
Hourly Tips $0.12
Overtime $27.33 - $55.24
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $204.26 - $9,396
Profit Sharing $509
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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$37,848 - $70,771
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 324

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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.

Common Career Paths for Histotechnologist


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Histotechnologists tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Medical Histotechnologist. The two jobs pay about the same on average. Histotechnologists most often move into Histologic Technician or Histologist roles. However, the former pays $8K less on average, and the latter pays $5K less.

Histotechnologist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Histotechnologist

Pay by Experience for a Histotechnologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Histotechnologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 216 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Histotechnologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 109 salaries. An experienced Histotechnologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 97 salaries. A Histotechnologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,691

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Histotechnologists will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 44 percent. Histotechnologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+36 percent), Baltimore (+21 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). Histotechnologists in Pittsburgh report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 23 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Minneapolis and 11 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Histotechnologist

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Histotechnologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

▲11%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$52,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Histotechnologist Salaries

▲7%

Histology
▲7%

embedding
▲4%


National Average
$52,000

grossing
▼2%

Team Leadership
▼5%

IHC
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 12%
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