Average Specimen Processor Hourly Pay

$14.13
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$819
Bonus
$800
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The average hourly pay for a Specimen Processor is $14.13.
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$11.73
MEDIAN
$14.13
90%
$18.35
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$12 - $18
Bonus
$201 - $2,679
Profit Sharing
$590 - $1,831
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$24,520 - $40,008
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What Do Specimen Processors Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Specimen Processor

3.6 out of 5
(62)
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5Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Specimen Processor are from the companies Quest Diagnostics, Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) and LabCorp of America. Reported salaries are highest at Quest Diagnostics where the average pay is $14.86. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), earning around $14.81. Questdiagnostics, Inc. pays the lowest at around $13.00. LabCorp of America also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.39.

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What Are Popular Skills for Specimen Processors?

Skills in Medical Terminology, Data Processing and Problem Solving are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Data Entry.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Specimen Processors?

An entry-level Specimen Processor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.30 based on 60 salaries. An early career Specimen Processor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.74 based on 227 salaries. A mid-career Specimen Processor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.98 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Specimen Processor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.19 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Specimen Processor in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 9.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cleveland, Ohio (8.8% more) and Houston, Texas (5.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Memphis, Tennessee (12.7% less), Burlington, North Carolina (11.7% less) and Brockton, Massachusetts (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 430 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.0%
Early Career
52.8%
Mid Career
16.0%
Experienced
12.3%
Late Career
4.9%