Re: salary

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From:"Kelly Pruitt" <>
To:"Pat Kokoszka" <>, "''" <>
Date:Mon, 2 Aug 1999 16:45:51 -0500
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Pat, I haven't worked at very many places and I live in a small town.  I
know at the State Universities histologists make a lot less than in the
private sector.  For the state employees, histologists start out making a
little more than $8.00 per hour.  That is a Technician I, and perhaps
doesn't even require certification.  A Technician II starts out making a
little more than $10.00 per hour, and that doesn't necessarily require
certification either.  In the only private hospital I have work, I only
worked PRN (as needed) and I started out being certified at $12.00 per
hour.  That is with certification and 6 years of experience.  The person
whose place I take when he is not there has a Ph.D. and he isn't a
certified technician, he started out making around $9.00.  I hope that
helps.  I hope you aren't being taken advantage of!  Good Luck!  Kelly

> From: Pat Kokoszka <>
> To: ''
> Subject: salary
> Date: Monday, August 02, 1999 1:35 PM
> I am just curious as to the salaries that histo-techs are paid.  I work
in a relatively small hospital-approx. 80 beds.  However, we do a
tremendous amount of surgery cases.  I average around 40 blocks/day which
may not sound like alot to most of you, but I am the only worker in my
histology dept.  I do all of the manuals for my department, file,
accessions, embed, cut and alot  of special stains.  I have been working in
Histology for 9 years and have been ASCP board certified for 5.  Since this
is the only hospital at which I have ever  worked, I really have no idea
what other histo-techs are paid.  For all I know, I could really be getting
taken.  Thanks for any responses you may offer.  

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