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. Quest Diagnostics offers employees an average of $16.80 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $24.13. The most important factor affecting pay for Quest Diagnostics employees is your job title, though where you live and how long you've been working play a role as well. 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 Medical Technologists, who earn an average about $23.93 per hour, closely trailed by Medical Laboratory Technicians (around $19.17), Certified Phlebotomy Technicians ($16.83), and Customer Service Representatives ($16.00). Laboratory Assistants at Quest Diagnostics do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($14.48 on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $20.50 per hour) can be spotted in Oklahoma City, Okla.; Lenexa, Kan. ($16.82), Houston, Texas (around $16.52), and Las Vegas, Nev. ($16.30) are the next top-paying cities. At about $12.93, Roanoke, Va. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across Quest Diagnostics' U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home $21.05 per hour.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $15.27 per hour. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $15.79 per hour. The largest slice of the Quest Diagnostics workforce (35 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $17.25 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $23.93 per hour for ASCP Certified Medical Technologists; non-accredited workers make much less. Quest Diagnostics compensates Master of Arts (MA)-holders the most at around $23.69 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Generalist Duties in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $22.94 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Quest Diagnostics is Phlebotomy; the greater part of employees use it for work. Customer Service, Data Entry, and Geriatrics round out the set of key employee skills.


Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

A quarter of employees have paid vacation, and only about one in ten workers can take paid time off for illness. The larger part of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. For most employees, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Quest Diagnostics employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

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$12 - $20

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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