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Histotechnologist Salary

A Histotechnologist earns an average wage of $22.92 per hour. A skill in Histology is associated with high pay for this job.
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$35,418 - $71,168
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$71K
MEDIAN: $51,349
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$16.90 - $31.89
(Median)
$17
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,418 - $71,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,506  
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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$36,302 - $68,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.90 - $31.89  
   
Overtime
$22.35 - $46.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,506  
   
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).
)
$36,302 - $68,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 321

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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.

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Experience Affects Histotechnologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Histotechnologist Salaries

Histology
up arrow 33%

Immunohistochemistry
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Microtomy
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%