Specimen Processor Salary

Pay for Specimen Processors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.10 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.35 per hour, and the top verges on $16.83. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Specimen Processors make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Some workers in this field — roughly a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Most Specimen Processors report high levels of job satisfaction.

$24,161 - $49,665
(Median)
$24K
$30K
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MEDIAN: $30,500
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$10.35 - $16.83
(Median)
$10
$13
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,161 - $49,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
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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$22,089 - $35,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $16.83  
   
Overtime
$11.24 - $23.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
   
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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$22,089 - $35,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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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Professional skills reported by Specimen Processors are few in number. Most notably, skills in Phlebotomy, Clinical Data Processing, Medical Terminology, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent.

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Experience Affects Specimen Processor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Specimen Processor Salaries

Phlebotomy
up arrow 8%

Clinical Data Processing
up arrow 5%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 4%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 24%
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