$51,432
Avg. Salary
$22.86
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$993

Bonus

$3,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Histology / Histologic Technician is $22.86 per hour.

The average pay for a Histology / Histologic Technician is $51,432 per year.

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$16.05
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$31.69
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MEDIAN $51,432
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$0$78K
Salary $31,251 - $78,559
Bonus $298 - $4,020
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$33,501 - $68,672
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 222
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $16.05 - $31.69
Hourly Tips $2.76
Overtime $18.56 - $44.93
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $298 - $4,020
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$33,501 - $68,672
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,028

Job Description

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.

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

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

-9%

National Average: $49,053

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).

Job Reviews

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

Histology / Histologic Technician in Birmingham:
"There are high expectations but little support in the form of supplies or technology. Overtime is almost mandatory."
Pros: Specialized testing
Cons: Lack of support

Histology / Histologic Technician:
Underappreciated. Understaffed. Overworked. Underpaid. Corporate does not care about laboratory workers or safety one bit. Rushed so much every day that it cannot be good for the patients results. HCA slogan should be care. After profit.

Histology / Histologic Technician in Seattle:
"The traffic and parking is the worst part."
Pros: Its supposed to be more money
Cons: Parking, homeless people, stupid taxes, and traffic

Histology / Histologic Technician in Milford:
"Okay."
Pros: Travel isn’t too bad
Cons: Not enough pay for dealing with workload

Histology / Histologic Technician in Wichita Falls:
"Small town."
Pros: Standard of living is fairly low
Cons: Pay isn't good

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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Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 183 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

▲6%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

▼13%

How Skills Affect Salaries

mohs
▲26%

special stains
▲19%

IHC
▲4%

embedding
▼0%

Immunohistochemistry
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Microtomy
▼4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼7%

grossing
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 183 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 16%