The average hourly pay for a Histotechnologist is $24.82.
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Job Description for Histotechnologist
A histotechnologist is a highly specialized person in the medical field and is crucial to the treatment of patients. They run and perform diagnostic tests on patient tissue samples to examine the microscopic aspects of diseases. In addition to diagnosing diseases at the cellular level, they provide guidance on how to treat these diseases in a way that is specifically tailored to an individual patient’s pathology. The histotechnologist is responsible for not only these diagnostics, but also the m…Read more
- Prepare tissue samples by fixing, staining, dying, trimming, and other methods.
- Identify and document technical issues, quality assurance, and procedural improvements.
- Use, maintain, and calibrate laboratory equipment, and keep a clean, disinfected work space.
- Receive, log, and document patient specimens and accompanying forms.
Popular Employer Salaries for Histotechnologist
The top respondents for the job title Histotechnologist are from the companies Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp of America and MPI Research Inc. Reported salaries are highest at LabCorp of America where the average pay is $30.22. MPI Research Inc pays the lowest at around $24.09.
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Popular Skills for Histotechnologist
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Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Troubleshooting, Regulatory Compliance, Writing Procedures & Documentation and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Histotechnologist
An entry-level Histotechnologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.38 based on 34 salaries. An early career Histotechnologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.68 based on 299 salaries. A mid-career Histotechnologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.20 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Histotechnologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.50 based on 159 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
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Employees with Histotechnologist in their job title in Tampa, Florida earn an average of 17.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16.8% more) and New York, New York (13.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (4.9% less).
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