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.
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).
$21,084 - $38,196
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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.