From:Lee & Peggy Wenk <lpwenk@mail.netquest.com>

Preliminary info on the 2000 ASCP Salary and vacancy rate survey is now
on the ASCP Board of Registry web site!


Just click on the line for the 2000 survey. They show the comparison
from 1996, 1998 and now the 2000.

More info to be added at later dates, so keep checking back.

Brief summary of the 2000:

Vacancy rates and salaries are on the upswing.

VACANCY RATES - average across country and all hospitals/labs.

HT = 16.1%
HTL = 22.3%
Histology supervisor = 20.0%

MLT = 14.3%
MT = 11.1%
Supervisor = 12.5%

CT = 20.6%
Supervisor = 10.0%

MEDIAN PAY/hour - across nation and all hospitals/labs

HT = $15.30
HTL = $18.00
Histology supervisor = $21.00

MLT = $14.00
MT = $17.90
Supervisor = $21.50

CT = $21.30
Supervisor = $25.9

Now, in the past, HTs have always earned more than MLTs. We
still do.

But MTs have always earned on average about 50 cents more an
hour than HTLs. This year - the median pay has HTLs earning
10 cents more an hour than MTs! All because we have twice the
vacancy rate as MTs!

And the MT supervisors made on average about $1 more per hour
than an histotech supervisor. Now it's only 50 cents more.

Anyway, in the future, the web site should have more stats broken
down into parts of the country, size of lab, complete salary ranges, 

This will also be published in ASCP "Laboratory Medicine", but I 
don't know which issue. Usually it's around January - March issue.

So print out the web page, and show it to your supervisor, manager,
pathologist, and HRD people! The shortage of histotechs is REAL, and
our pay is increasing!

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak,  MI 48073

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