[Histonet] RE: Salary Survey

From:"Cadorette-Hall, Diane M"

The ASCP does do a salary and vacancy survey, however, actual salaries are
not reflected in those reports. For your area, Ohio in the East North
Central area, the 2003 ASCP survey reported the salaries of HT from $14.43
to $18.82. Recently I was gathering this same information to take to my
managers for a possible adjustment in our ranges, I received reports from
HT's working in your area making from $3.19 to $5.13 more per hour than the
ASCP report indicated. I also used the internet link for Bank Rate.Com Cost
of Living Comparison Calculator to calculate the salaries reported by actual
workers compared to the salaries reported by the ASCP. This showed that the
actual salaries employers were willing to pay were higher than adjustments
made for the cost of living in certain cities.  I asked the NSH to help with
a salary survey and was dissapointed to have them tell me that they use the
ASCP reports. The recent reply to the Letters to the Editor in the August
15th issue of Advance magazine was from the president of the NSH.  His
reponse was, again, disappointing on several counts. 
What do the rest of the HistoNetters think? 

Diane Cadorette-Hall, HT (ASCP)
Pathology Laboratory Supervisor
St. Johns Regional Health Center
1235 East Cherokee
Springfield, Missouri 65804
(417) 820-6492
Fax: (417) 820-7790

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