Specimen Processor Salary

The average Specimen Processor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.05 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.33 per hour on the lower end to $16.92 on the higher end. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Specimen Processors making up 74 percent. Most Specimen Processors report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,161 - $49,665
(Median)
$24K
$30K
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MEDIAN: $30,500
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$10.33 - $16.92
(Median)
$10
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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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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$22,041 - $36,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $16.92  
   
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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$22,041 - $36,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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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Job skills reported by Specimen Processors are limited. 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 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$27,000

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
0%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

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