Average Hourly Rate for Quest Diagnostics Employees

Operating out of Teterboro, N.J., medical laboratories company Quest Diagnostics employs talent in positions ranging from Phlebotomist to Medical Technologist. Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $22.02), people who work for Quest Diagnostics earn a median wage of $16.21 per hour. For the most part, employee paychecks at Quest Diagnostics fluctuate depending on your role at the company; where you live and how long you've been working also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Teterboro, New Jersey 07608

Medical Laboratories, Health care

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The highest paychecks go to Cytotechnologists, who earn an average around $35.63 per hour, closely trailed by Clinical Laboratory Scientists ($32.50), Medical Technologists ($23.08), and Certified Phlebotomists ($16.63). Near the bottom at Quest Diagnostics are Specimen Processors, pulling in an average of just approximately $13.46.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $30.00 per hour) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; Tampa, Fla. ($20.00), Las Vegas, Nev. ($16.59), and Lenexa, Kan. ($15.02) are the next top-paying cities. Albuquerque, N.M. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $11.40. Within the firm, employees working in Massachusetts take home the most — around $17.67 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Quest Diagnostics for between five and 10 years earn approximately $15.95 per hour on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $14.65 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make approximately $16.90 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 $29.09 per hour. The best paid folks at Quest Diagnostics have a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science, earning $31.00 per hour.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Generalist Duties; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $21.68 per hour. Phlebotomy is regularly seen around here; a little over a half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Customer Service.


With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Quest Diagnostics' employees who responded to the survey.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Quest Diagnostics can sometimes lack paid time off; 35 percent get paid vacation days, and an eighth of workers receive paid sick leave. Most respondents participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Quest Diagnostics provides health insurance to a large number of employees, and a solid majority of respondents do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Quest Diagnostics are life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

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