Specimen Processor Salary

Median pay for Specimen Processors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $13.04 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $10.31 per hour to $16.77. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Specimen Processors making up 76 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,161 - $49,665

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$10.31 - $16.77

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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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$22,006 - $35,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $16.77  
   
Overtime
$13.67 - $23.47  
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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$22,006 - $35,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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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Specimen Processors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 25%
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