Re: salary

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From:denise M m Long-Woodward <>
Date:Tue, 3 Aug 1999 17:24:27 +0000

The going rate for an HTL (ASCP) with or without experience, in Hartford
CT was $20.50/hour last I knew 1 year ago when I left for a job to do
research with a salary increase of 25%. D.W. Sounds like you folks are
sorely underpaid!

On Mon, 2 Aug 1999 16:45:51 -0500 "Kelly Pruitt" <>
> 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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