Histology / Histologic Technician Salary

The average rate for a Histology / Histologic Technician is $22.03 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are mohs and special stains.
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$32,054 - $74,647
$32K
$51K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,728
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$15.66 - $31.24
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$0$74K
Salary $32,054 - $74,647
Bonus $166 - $3,915
Profit Sharing $2,966
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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$32,830 - $67,813
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 189
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $15.66 - $31.24
Hourly Tips $4.44
Overtime $18.22 - $44.71
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $166 - $3,915
Profit Sharing $2,966
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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$32,830 - $67,813
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 862

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: $48,641

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

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
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

▲6%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$49,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Histology / Histologic Technician Salaries

mohs
▲27%

special stains
▲20%

IHC
▲4%

embedding
▲1%

Immunohistochemistry
▲1%

National Average
$49,000

Microtomy
▼3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼6%

grossing
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 15%