Average Hourly Rate for Quest Diagnostics Employees

Headquartered in Teterboro, N.J., Quest Diagnostics offers a range of employment opportunities in the medical laboratories industry, from Phlebotomist to Medical Technologist. Quest Diagnostics laborers see wages hovering around $16.56 per hour. Adding overtime bumps the median up to $23.70. Quest Diagnostics paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though where you live and how long you've been working are also considered. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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Employer: Quest Diagnostics
Hourly Rate Range by Job
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[-]Phlebotomist (72)
$12.08 - $19.20  
[-]Phlebotomist (72)
Overtime$1.13 - $27.75  
Hourly Rate$12.08 - $19.20  
[+]Medical Technologist (13)
$18.48 - $38.78  
[+]Medical Technologist (13)
Hourly Rate$18.48 - $38.78  
[+]Certified Phlebotomist (8)
$11.92 - $21.81  
[+]Certified Phlebotomist (8)
Hourly Rate$11.92 - $21.81  
[+]Certified Phlebotomy Technician (6)
$10.73 - $21.10  
[+]Certified Phlebotomy Technician (6)
Hourly Rate$10.73 - $21.10  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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About This Company

Teterboro, New Jersey 07608

Medical Laboratories, Health care

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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.

Key Stats for Quest Diagnostics


76 %
24 %
Hourly Rate
$12 - $19
Hourly Rate
$12 - $25
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

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