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Average Hourly Rate for Quest Diagnostics Employees

Headquartered in Teterboro, New Jersey, Quest Diagnostics offers a range of employment opportunities in the medical laboratories industry, from Phlebotomist to Medical Technologist. Salaries for Quest Diagnostics workers come to approximately $16.69 per hour, not including the $24.86 for overtime. Your role at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Quest Diagnostics workers, followed by geography and your experience level. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

How This Employer Pays

Quest Diagnostics typically pays:
below market
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Employer: Quest Diagnostics
Hourly Rate Range by Job
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[-]Phlebotomist (80)
$12.21 - $19.12  
[-]Phlebotomist (80)
Overtime$1.50 - $32.00  
Hourly Rate$12.21 - $19.12  
[+]Medical Technologist (14)
$18.62 - $36.61  
[+]Medical Technologist (14)
Hourly Rate$18.62 - $36.61  
[+]Certified Phlebotomist (8)
$11.89 - $21.57  
[+]Certified Phlebotomist (8)
Hourly Rate$11.89 - $21.57  
[+]Clinical Laboratory Scientist (6)
$17.85 - $50.20  
[+]Clinical Laboratory Scientist (6)
Hourly Rate$17.85 - $50.20  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 315
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Quest Diagnostics Details

Teterboro, New Jersey 07608

Medical Laboratories, Health care

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The highest average salaries go to Clinical Laboratory Scientists, who bring in close to $31.00, though Medical Technologists are not far behind at about $23.23 along with Certified Phlebotomists ($17.03) and Certified Phlebotomy Technicians ($16.93). Earning only approximately $12.51, Medical Phlebotomists make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $23.04 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta; Dallas ($20.00), Sacramento (about $19.65), and Chantilly (approximately $18.94) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Las Vegas at $15.71. Across its U.S. offices, the state of New Jersey pays Quest Diagnostics the most — around $18.89 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

For those with five or more years experience, average earnings amount to $16.46. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of Quest Diagnostics employees (30 percent) have one to four years of experience and typically earn around $15.13 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

ASCP Certified Medical Technologist s are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $27.23. Bigger paychecks are awarded to ASCP Certified Medical Laboratory Technician s with credentials; these people typically earn $20.00 per hour. At Quest Diagnostics, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology receive the highest pay at about $31.00.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Generalist Duties; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $21.61. It's pretty common to find people here who know Phlebotomy; approximately half consider it a key competency. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about half of workers receiving paid vacation and just under one in four workers receiving sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a strong majority of workers use it to save for retirement. Quest Diagnostics provides health insurance to a solid majority of workers, and a fair portion of workers do receive dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats

76 %
24 %
Hourly Rate
$12 - $20
Hourly Rate
$13 - $27
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

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