Histology / Histologic Technician Salary

The average Histologic Technician in the United States earns approximately $22.57 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Histologic Technicians is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Histologic Technicians are female. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,871 - $77,398
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$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,768
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$15.43 - $31.77
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$0$77K
Salary $30,871 - $77,398
Bonus $296.61 - $4,069
Profit Sharing $2,948
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$32,286 - $68,740
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 125
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $15.43 - $31.77
Hourly Tips $4.44
Overtime $16.52 - $43.57
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $296.61 - $4,069
Profit Sharing $2,948
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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$32,286 - $68,740
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 605

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Job Description for Histology / Histologic Technician

Histologic technician (also referred to as histology technicians or histotechnicians) are commonly found in both medical and research environments. This position involves working closely with pathologists, assisting in procedures to collect, prepare, and analyze specimens. Daily tasks include cleaning and preparing slides, cutting and staining specimens, and documenting the whole process. Other technical support may be needed as necessary, and regulations and protocols must be carefully followed at all times.

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Histology / Histologic Technician Tasks

  • Obtain, prepare, label, stain, and microscopically analyze specimens.
  • Assist in set-up, troubleshooting, and evaluation of new techniques and equipment.
  • Prepare and store reagents, cultures, tissues, and other materials.
  • Maintain calibration records, including maintenance and special checks of equipment.

Histology / Histologic Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Histology / Histologic Technician

Pay by Experience for a Histology / Histologic Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Histology / Histologic Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 283 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Histology / Histologic Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Histology / Histologic Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 150 salaries. A Histology / Histologic Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 99 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,827

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

For those looking to make money, Histologic Technicians in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 46 percent above the national average. Histologic Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+15 percent), Phoenix (+11 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Denver (+10 percent). Histologic Technicians in Little Rock make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and St. Louis (13 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Histology / Histologic Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Histology / Histologic Technician?

Histology / Histologic Technician in Boone:
"Grossing , microwaving, immunohistochemistry staining and em."
Pros: Busy but relaxed once you know your job, working alone at your task but as part of a team.
Cons: Troubleshooting poor quality staining.

Histology / Histologic Technician in Olympia:
"Wanting more pay."
Pros: I enjoy the physicians I work for.
Cons: The pay is horrible and there is no room for advancement.

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Key Stats for Histology / Histologic Technician

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

▲6%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

mohs
▲27%

special stains
▲19%

IHC
▲4%

embedding
▼0%

Immunohistochemistry
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Microtomy
▼4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼7%

grossing
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 14%
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