Specimen Processor Salary

Earnings for Specimen Processors in the United States come in at around $13.51 per hour on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Although approximately one-third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly more than half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Specimen Processors. More than half of Specimen Processors (69 percent) survey participants are women. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,784 - $48,770
$20K
$34K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,337
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50%
90%

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$10.94 - $17.34
$11
$14
$17
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$0$48K
Salary $19,784 - $48,770
Bonus $983
Profit Sharing $800
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$22,801 - $38,463
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.94 - $17.34
Overtime $13.94 - $25.30
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $983
Profit Sharing $800
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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$22,801 - $38,463
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 240

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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.

Specimen Processor Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Specimen Processor


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, LabCorp of America offers the most; Specimen Processors earn $31K on average there.

Popular Skills for Specimen Processor


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 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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Specimen Processor Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲14%

▲8%

National Average
$29,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Specimen Processor Salaries

Medical Terminology
▲7%

Phlebotomy
▲6%

Typing
▲2%

National Average
$29,000

Clinical Data Processing
▼1%

Data Entry
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 34%
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