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Salary for Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians

Also known as:  Biochemistry Technologist, Blood Bank Laboratory Technologist, Chief Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Cytogenetic Technologist, Cytologist, Cytotechnologist, Histologist Technologist, Histotechnologist, Immunohematologist

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The primary functions of histotechnologists and histologic technicians are to prepare and dispose of laboratory slides used by pathologists. They prepare and mount slides according to laboratory policies and standardized procedures, and may infiltrate specimens with paraffin wax, or embed samples in wax. Additionally, these professionals dispose of samples by microincineration, and may freeze, dehydrate or decalcify samples. The maintenance of laboratory equipment also is the responsibility of these professionals. Some college education is required for this position.

A HistoTechnologist or Histologic Technician will normally get a pay level of between 40000 - 60000 depending on education and experience. Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians earn wages of Fifty Six Thousand Nine Hundred dollars every year.

Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians can get the best pay in California, where they get an average job salary of close to $73350. Professionals that work in these jobs receive the highest compensation in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can get average pay of $61250.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 21.95 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $61,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises $58,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $57,620
Health Care and Social Assistance $56,730
Educational Services $54,130
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $52,370
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $52,370
Educational Services $54,130
Health Care and Social Assistance $56,730
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $57,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises $58,890
Public Administration $61,250