[Histonet] Wage and Salary Survey

lpwenk <@t> sbcglobal.net lpwenk <@t> sbcglobal.net
Thu Feb 10 04:19:32 CST 2005

The 2003 Wage and Salary Survey from ASCP Board of Registry is now available
on line.


Click on "2003 Wage and Vacancy Survey of Medical Laboratories". You will
need Adobe to open the PDF file. If you don't have it, there is a link below
the survey link.

I couldn't find in the article exactly WHEN in 2003 the survey was taken,
but if memory serves me, it was in the fall of 2003, so the information is a
little over 1 year old.

ASCP BOR was doing the survey every other year, and reporting the results 1
year later. Because of the market changing so quickly, they are now doing it
every year.

The survey breaks down the information into:
- tech position (HT, HTL, supervisor, etc.)
- type of lab (hospital, private, etc.)
- number of beds
- city size
- annual testing volume
- region of US

Number of vacancies are not as high as the previous surveys found - but the
last paragraph was interesting - "Nearly every laboratory profiled described
a scenario of disappearing vacancies. After budget cuts or lengthy
recruitment searches, budgeted vacancies were cut. Students are not
attracted to the long hours of laboratory work. Not enough certified staff
entering the workforce to replace the number of laboratory staff expected to
retire in the next 3 to 5 years."

Looking at only hospital vacancies, regardless of location, size, etc:

MT = 4.3%
CT = 4.1%
HTL = 3.1%

MLT = 6.1%
HT = 5.3%

HT/HTL Supervisor = 4.9%
MT Supervisor = 3.3%
MLT Supervisor = 1.2%
CT Supervisor = 1%

PBT = 6.3%
PBT Supervisor = 3.4%

Good reading.

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

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