A Tissue Recovery Technician earns an average wage of $16.48 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$29,030 - $64,564
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$29K
$36K
$65K
MEDIAN: $35,982
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$12.08 - $23.88
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,030 - $64,564  
   
Total Pay (?
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$27,387 - $50,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $23.88  
   
Overtime
$31.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$27,387 - $50,528  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for Tissue Recovery Technician

Tissue recovery technicians are responsible for assisting with the donation of organs and improving the lives of those who are in need of transplants, and they deal with the implantation of skin tissue as well as tissue recovery. These technicians must be highly focused and pay close attention to detail to provide quality patient care to the best of their abilities. Other responsibilities of this position include recovering, processing, and distributing tissue, as well as preserving eye tissue, taking and handling donors' blood, maintaining laboratory equipment, and supplying inventory.

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Tissue Recovery Technician Tasks

  • Collect, pack and ship human tissue for transporting from donor to receiving patients.
  • Conduct blood tests for transplant purposes and perform blood counts.
  • Set up, adjust, maintain and clean medical laboratory equipment.
  • Record and maintain donor records and autopsy reports.

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Experience Affects Tissue Recovery Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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