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Specimen Processor Salary

Specimen Processors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $13.00 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.22 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $17.23. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Specimen Processors making up 76 percent. While just under one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Specimen Processors. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$10.22 - $17.23
(Median)
$10
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $17.23  
   
Overtime
$8.24 - $22.35  
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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$21,794 - $37,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136

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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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Experience Affects Specimen Processor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 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
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 23%