Histotechnologist Salary

The average Histotechnologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $22.82 per hour. Compensation ranges from $17.04 per hour on the lower end to $32.03 on the higher end. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Histotechnologists. Female Histotechnologists make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$36,320 - $73,511
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,808
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$17.04 - $32.03
(Median)
$17
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,320 - $73,511  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,482  
Profit Sharing
$704 - $1,983  
Total Pay (?
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$36,486 - $70,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.04 - $32.03  
   
Overtime
$24.05 - $46.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,482  
   
Profit Sharing
$704 - $1,983  
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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$36,486 - $70,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 338
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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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $43K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $52K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Histotechnologists make a median salary of $57K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Histotechnologist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $63K.

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Experience Affects Histotechnologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Histotechnologist Salaries

Histology
up arrow 32%

Immunohistochemistry
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Microtomy
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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