Nearing the top of the pay scale are Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Certified Phlebotomists, and Phlebotomy Technicians; while the first receives the highest median pay at $23.96 per hour, the other salaries come in at around $16.99, $16.56, and $16.25, respectively. Customer Service Representatives at Quest Diagnostics do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $13.66 on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $20.00 per hour) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Tampa, Fla. ($19.69), Las Vegas, Nev. (about $16.76), and Oklahoma City, Okla. ($16.22) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $14.06, Lenexa, Kan. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of $17.43 per hour) in California.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $15.88 per hour. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $14.73 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $16.67 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than ASCP Certified Medical Technologists, who make about $25.15 per hour. The best paid folks at Quest Diagnostics have a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, earning $23.54 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Generalist Duties; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $22.00 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Quest Diagnostics is Phlebotomy, with over one-half considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
One in four respondents receive paid vacation, and only 9 percent get sick leave. To plan for old age, a solid majority of respondents maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. A large number of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of workers also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.