$32,624
Avg. Salary
$13.66
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$973

Bonus

$610

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Specimen Processor is $13.66 per hour.

The average pay for a Specimen Processor is $32,624 per year.

10%
$11.07
10%
$13.66
50%
$17.32
90%
90%
MEDIAN $13.66
10%
$21k
10%
$33k
50%
$49k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $32,624
$21,447 - $48,743
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$33K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,624
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90%

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$0$48K
Salary $21,447 - $48,743
Bonus $247 - $2,970
Profit Sharing $610
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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$23,238 - $38,519
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 32
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $11.07 - $17.32
Overtime $13.86 - $25.31
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $247 - $2,970
Profit Sharing $610
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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$23,238 - $38,519
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 453

Job Description

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.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$39K

$30,588

$28,106

$27,385

Job Listings

Popular Skills


Survey results show that Specimen Processors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Phlebotomy, Typing, and Clinical Data Processing are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Data Entry are also skilled in Medical Terminology.

Pay by Experience Level

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.

Job 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.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲14%

▲8%

National Average
$29,000

▼6%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Medical Terminology
▲7%

Phlebotomy
▲6%

Typing
▲2%

National Average
$29,000

Clinical Data Processing
▼1%

Data Entry
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 28%