Specimen Processor Salary

Average Specimen Processors in the United States make around $13.51 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though career duration and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. More than half of Specimen Processors (68 percent) survey participants are women. Most Specimen Processors report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and just over a half have dental, too.

$23,270 - $46,369
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$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,501
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$10.82 - $17.20
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$0$46K
Salary $23,270 - $46,369
Bonus $983
Profit Sharing $1,300
Total Pay (?
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$22,698 - $37,858
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.82 - $17.20
Overtime $13.84 - $25.08
Annual Data $0$37K
Bonus $983
Profit Sharing $1,300
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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$22,698 - $37,858
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 237

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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


Specimen Processors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Phlebotomy, Typing, and Clinical Data Processing are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know 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.

Specimen Processor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Specimen Processor?

Specimen Processor in Gainesville:
"SP."
Pros: Helping the patient, doctors, etc.
Cons: The pay is too low.

Specimen Processor in Atlanta:
"Hectic."
Pros: Close to home.
Cons: Low pay hectic underappreciated.

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Key Stats for Specimen Processor

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Specimen Processor Salaries

Experienced
▲15%

Late-Career
▲15%

▲9%

National Average
$29,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Specimen Processor Salaries

Medical Terminology
▲8%

Phlebotomy
▲7%

Typing
▲2%

Clinical Data Processing
▼0%

National Average
$29,000

Data Entry
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 34%
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