Clinical Laboratory Scientists earn the highest median pay at approximately $27.47, followed by Medical Technologists ($23.23), Certified Phlebotomists (around $17.03), and Certified Phlebotomy Technicians (about $16.93). Near the bottom at Quest Diagnostics are Medical Phlebotomists, pulling in just $12.69.
Median pay is highest in San Antonio ($24.73 per hour), followed by Atlanta (around $23.04), Tampa ($22.50), and Los Angeles (approximately $20.00). Expected earnings are below average ($15.71) in Las Vegas, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, New Jersey offers the highest pay at $18.49 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to about $16.35. The largest slice of the Quest Diagnostics workforce (30 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns approximately $15.03 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
ASCP Certified Medical Technologists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $27.23. Acquiring certification to be a American Medical Technologists Certified is rewarded at $21.97 per hour. Quest Diagnostics provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology — these employees rake in about $31.00 per hour.
Skill-wise, employees who report Generalist Duties as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $21.61 on average. Phlebotomy is regularly seen around here; approximately half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Customer Service were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
One-half of workers receive paid vacation, and only 23 percent get sick leave. A solid majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Quest Diagnostics sponsors. The greater part of workers have health insurance, and benefits for most workers also include dental insurance. Quest Diagnostics employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.