Average Hourly Rate for Quest Diagnostics Employees

Based in Teterboro, N.J.,medical laboratories player Quest Diagnostics offers many employment opportunities, including Phlebotomist and Medical Technologist positions. Quest Diagnostics workers report earning an average of $16.65 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $24.11. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at Quest Diagnostics, but geography and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Quest Diagnostics Hourly Rate


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  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
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About This Company

Teterboro, New Jersey 07608

Medical Laboratories, Health care

Quest Diagnostics pays its employees an average of $16.72 an hour. Hourly pay at Quest Diagnostics ranges from an average of $12.50 to $25.55 an hour. Quest Diagnostics employees with the job title Cytologist make the most with an average hourly rate of $42.36, while employees with the title Route Sales Representative make the least with an average hourly rate of $10.87.


The highest paychecks go to Medical Technologists, who earn an average $23.94 per hour, closely trailed by Medical Laboratory Technicians ($17.92), Certified Phlebotomy Technicians (around $16.88), and Certified Phlebotomists ($16.57). Near the bottom at Quest Diagnostics are Specimen Processors, pulling in an average of just approximately $13.86.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $19.00 per hour) can be spotted in Tampa, Fla.; Oklahoma City, Okla. (around $18.97), Dallas, Texas ($18.00), and Las Vegas, Nev. ($16.67) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Roanoke, Va.; in fact, at approximately $12.79 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across Quest Diagnostics's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home $19.51 per hour.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $15.47 per hour. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $15.69 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $17.03 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than American Society of Clinical Pathology Members, who make $20.76 per hour. The best paid folks at Quest Diagnostics have a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS / BApS), earning $24.93 per hour.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Generalist Duties among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $22.31 per hour. A garden variety skill at Quest Diagnostics is Phlebotomy; a majority of Quest Diagnostics's people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Customer Service, Data Entry, and Geriatrics as well.


With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Quest Diagnostics's employees who responded to the survey.

Benefits and Perks

Quest Diagnostics lets only 31 percent take paid vacation and only one in ten employees take sick leave. A solid majority of employees report contributing to a 401(k). Most employees can count on health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Quest Diagnostics employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Quest Diagnostics


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Hourly Rate
$13 - $20
Hourly Rate
$12 - $22

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 167 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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