Specimen Processor Salary

Median pay for Specimen Processors in the United States is around $13.41 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but career duration and the specific company are influential factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. There are more female Specimen Processors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 67 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,500 - $42,500
$22K
$32K
$42K
MEDIAN: $31,800
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90%

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$10.80 - $16.60
$11
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$17
MEDIAN: $13.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,500 - $42,500  
   
Bonus
$750  
Profit Sharing
$700  
Total Pay (?
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$22,776 - $36,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.80 - $16.60  
   
Overtime
$14.89 - $25.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$750  
   
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$22,776 - $36,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 251

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Job Description for Specimen Processor

Specimen processors work primarily in medical laboratories to receive and catalog specimens from clients for tests and analyses. They are not usually responsible for actual testing, except in some laboratories which assign them basic tests, as the complex tests are performed by professional laboratory technicians.

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Specimen Processor Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Specimen Processor


Those at LabCorp of America can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $31K.

Popular Skills for Specimen Processor


Survey results imply that Specimen Processors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Phlebotomy, Typing, and Clinical Data Processing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. Most people experienced in Data Entry also know Medical Terminology.

Pay by Experience Level for Specimen Processor

Pay by Experience for a Specimen Processor has a positive trend. An entry-level Specimen Processor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 194 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Specimen Processor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Specimen Processor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 35 salaries. A Specimen Processor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Specimen Processor

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Specimen Processor Salaries

Experienced
▲16%

Late-Career
▲16%

▲10%

National Average
$29,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Specimen Processor Salaries

Medical Terminology
▲9%

Phlebotomy
▲8%

Typing
▲3%

Data Entry
▼0%

Clinical Data Processing
▼0%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 31%