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. Employees of Quest Diagnostics bring in an average of $16.12 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $23.32. The most important factor affecting pay for Quest Diagnostics employees is your job title, though your city and your experience level play a role as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Teterboro, New Jersey 07608

Medical Laboratories, Health care

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Certified Phlebotomists, and Phlebotomy Technicians; while the first receives the highest median pay at $23.96 per hour, the other salaries come in at around $16.99, $16.56, and $16.25, respectively. Customer Service Representatives at Quest Diagnostics do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $13.66 on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $20.00 per hour) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Tampa, Fla. ($19.69), Las Vegas, Nev. (about $16.76), and Oklahoma City, Okla. ($16.22) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $14.06, Lenexa, Kan. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of $17.43 per hour) in California.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $15.88 per hour. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $14.73 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $16.67 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than ASCP Certified Medical Technologists, who make about $25.15 per hour. The best paid folks at Quest Diagnostics have a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, earning $23.54 per hour.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Generalist Duties; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $22.00 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Quest Diagnostics is Phlebotomy, with over one-half considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

One in four respondents receive paid vacation, and only 9 percent get sick leave. To plan for old age, a solid majority of respondents maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. A large number of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of workers also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Quest Diagnostics


73 %
27 %
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$12 - $18
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$11 - $22
Less than 1 year
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5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

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