Average Hourly Rate for Quest Diagnostics Employees

Quest Diagnostics is a medical laboratories firm headquartered in Teterboro, N.J. that hires for Phlebotomist positions, Medical Technologist roles, and more. Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $23.56), people who work for Quest Diagnostics earn a median wage of $16.47 per hour. Though your city and how long you've been working do impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at Quest Diagnostics. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Teterboro, New Jersey 07608

Medical Laboratories, Health care

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The highest average salaries go to Cytotechnologists, who bring in close to $35.59 per hour, though Medical Technologists are not far behind at around $24.61 along with Medical Laboratory Technicians ($18.42) and Customer Service Representatives (about $15.50). Near the bottom at Quest Diagnostics are Specimen Processors, pulling in an average of just approximately $13.75.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($20.00 per hour) can be spotted in Tucker, Ga.; Lenexa, Kan. ($20.00), Kingsport, Tenn. (about $18.52), and Houston, Texas (approximately $16.52) are the next top-paying cities. At $12.47, Roanoke, Va. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across Quest Diagnostics' U.S. offices, employees in the state of Massachusetts earn the most, taking home around $21.75 per hour.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $15.07 per hour. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $16.20 per hour on average. The largest fraction of Quest Diagnostics people (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $16.74 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

American Society of Clinical Pathology Members receive bigger paychecks ($22.00 per hour) than those without credentials. Regarding pay and education, Quest Diagnostics pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) the most — $22.38.


Employees who count Generalist Duties among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $23.62 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Phlebotomy; the greater part deem it necessary for work. Three more common skills are Customer Service, Geriatrics, and Data Entry.


At Quest Diagnostics, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

To plan for old age, a fair number of survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. A large number of workers report having health insurance, and a fair number of respondents report having dental coverage. Privileges also include a casual working environment, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and stock options.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

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