RE: [Histonet] RE: Salary Survey

From:"Charles.Embrey"

One thing I was told is that ASCP only surveys technicians that are
ACTIVE members of ASCP and not all registered Histotechs. If you don't
pay the annual dues you don't get surveyed.  This could explain the
false numbers by eliminating a large portion of the histology work
force.  Here, only one out of my seven histotechs is an active member. 

Chuck

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From: histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
[mailto:histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Dawson,
Glen
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 12:38 PM
To: 'histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu'
Subject: RE: [Histonet] RE: Salary Survey

Diane,

I have found the same.  I'm not sure if histotechs are not reporting
their
real salaries to the ASCP or what, but I have found that the payscales
listed in the survey are SIGNIFICANTLY lower than what employers in
Wisconsin are really paying for newly hired histotechs.  The survey has
actually become a tool for employers to use to justify paying histotechs
less so I would strongly suggest that any techs answering this survey
report
their real wages.

Glen Dawson

-----Original Message-----
From: Cadorette-Hall, Diane M [mailto:DCadoretteHall@sprg.mercy.net]
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 10:32 AM
To: 'histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu'
Subject: [Histonet] RE: Salary Survey


Theresa, 
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
DCadoretteHall@sprg.mercy.net


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