Specimen Processor Salary

The average Specimen Processor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.13 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.29 per hour on the lower end to $16.60 on the higher end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but career length and the specific company are influential factors as well. Although nearly one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Female Specimen Processors make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$22,000 - $45,000
(Median)
$22K
$29K
$45K
MEDIAN: $28,883
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$10.29 - $16.60
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$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,000 - $45,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,775  
Profit Sharing
$350.00  
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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$21,802 - $35,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.29 - $16.60  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $24.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,775  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00  
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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$21,802 - $35,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 243
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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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LabCorp of America attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $31K.


Specimen Processors only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Typing, Phlebotomy, Clinical Data Processing, and Medical Terminology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Data Entry and Medical Terminology are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Specimen Processor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $27K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $29K. Specimen Processors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $34K. Specimen Processors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $33K.

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Experience Affects Specimen Processor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Specimen Processor Salaries

Typing
up arrow 7%

Phlebotomy
up arrow 5%

Clinical Data Processing
up arrow 4%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
0%

National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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