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Specimen Processor Salary

Median pay for Specimen Processors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.91 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $10.05 per hour and $17.64. Slightly more than a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Specimen Processors making up 75 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$10.05 - $17.64
(Median)
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$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $17.64  
   
Overtime
$3.97 - $22.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,084 - $38,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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Job Description for Specimen Processor

  • Prepare and process requests for single tube specimens as requested.
  • Prepare specimen samples for storage, document relevant specimen information, and resolve any inconsistencies in documentation.
  • Receive, process, unload, and unpack all specimens for testing in the appropriate laboratory departments.
  • Determine if specimens meet laboratory standards, document any specimen quality issues, and ensure specimens are discarded properly.

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Experience Affects Specimen Processor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 22%