Cytotechnologists are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $37.13 per hour; Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Technologists, and Certified Phlebotomy Technicians also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $28.50, $21.45, and approximately $17.17, respectively. Quest Diagnostics hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Phlebotomists (around $14.90 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($28.50 per hour) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; San Antonio, Texas (about $24.73), Atlanta, Ga. (around $21.20), and Tampa, Fla. (approximately $19.69) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Houston, Texas at $14.74. By state, Quest Diagnostics pays its Massachusetts employees the most; the pay rate there is $17.74 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $16.23 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Quest Diagnostics employees (31 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $15.12 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 $23.61 per hour. Regarding pay and education, Quest Diagnostics pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science the most — approximately $31.00.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Generalist Duties; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $20.79 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Phlebotomy; a little over a half consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Customer Service.
Quest Diagnostics' employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only two-fifths of respondents receiving paid vacation and 18 percent receiving paid sick days. Most employees participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. At Quest Diagnostics, a strong majority of workers have health insurance, and a strong majority of employees have dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.