RE: [Histonet] RE: Salary Survey

From:"Patsy Ruegg"

I think that makes a good argument for keeping up the ASCP membership, since
ASCP is our certifing agency (not NSH) I would think that it would pay to
stay connected with ASCP so that you might could have a say in such things
as "salary surveys".  The most critical of an organization are usually the
ones least involved in that organization.  It seems that it is a lot easier
to criticise than to take command and make a difference.
Best regards,

Patsy Ruegg, HT(ASCP)QIHC
IHCtech, LLC
Fitzsimmons BioScience Park
12635 Montview Blvd. Suite 216
Aurora, CO 80010
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 11:36 AM
To: Dawson, Glen;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] RE: Salary Survey

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. 


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Dawson, Glen
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 12:38 PM
To: ''
Subject: RE: [Histonet] RE: Salary Survey


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 []
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 10:32 AM
To: ''
Subject: [Histonet] RE: Salary Survey

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
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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