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Average Hourly Rate for Quest Diagnostics Employees

Teterboro, N.J.-based Quest Diagnostics hires for positions ranging from Phlebotomist to Medical Technologist in the medical laboratories. Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $22.26), people who work for Quest Diagnostics earn a median wage of $16.38 per hour. Though where you live and how long you've been working do impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at Quest Diagnostics. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Quest Diagnostics
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[-]Phlebotomist (73)
$11.86 - $18.38  
[-]Phlebotomist (73)
Overtime$0.90 - $27.82  
Hourly Rate$11.86 - $18.38  
[+]Medical Technologist (13)
$18.48 - $38.78  
[+]Medical Technologist (13)
Hourly Rate$18.48 - $38.78  
[+]Certified Phlebotomist (8)
$11.91 - $21.64  
[+]Certified Phlebotomist (8)
Hourly Rate$11.91 - $21.64  
[+]Medical Laboratory Technician (7)
$11.80 - $22.56  
[+]Medical Laboratory Technician (7)
Hourly Rate$11.80 - $22.56  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 301

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Teterboro, New Jersey 07608

Medical Laboratories, Health care

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Cytotechnologists are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $37.13 per hour; Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Technologists, and Certified Phlebotomy Technicians also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $28.50, $21.45, and approximately $17.17, respectively. Quest Diagnostics hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Phlebotomists (around $14.90 on average).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($28.50 per hour) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; San Antonio, Texas (about $24.73), Atlanta, Ga. (around $21.20), and Tampa, Fla. (approximately $19.69) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Houston, Texas at $14.74. By state, Quest Diagnostics pays its Massachusetts employees the most; the pay rate there is $17.74 per hour.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $16.23 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Quest Diagnostics employees (31 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $15.12 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

American Society of Clinical Pathology Members are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $23.61 per hour. Regarding pay and education, Quest Diagnostics pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science the most — approximately $31.00.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Generalist Duties; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $20.79 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Phlebotomy; a little over a half consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Customer Service.


Quest Diagnostics' employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only two-fifths of respondents receiving paid vacation and 18 percent receiving paid sick days. Most employees participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. At Quest Diagnostics, a strong majority of workers have health insurance, and a strong majority of employees have dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Quest Diagnostics


78 %
22 %
Hourly Rate
$12 - $19
Hourly Rate
$12 - $28
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
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