Salary for Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians

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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 can earn average salaries of between $31,450 and $83,700 depending on level of experience. will most likely receive an average wage of fifty-five thousand nine hundred and ninety dollars yearly.

are compensated most highly in Alaska, where they can get average job salaries of about $69,390. People working these jobs can make the highest salaries in Wholesale Trade, where they can earn job pay of $65,210.

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Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
Finance and Insurance
Public Administration
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Other Services (except Public Administration)

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Educational Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Other Services (except Public Administration)