Certified Phlebotomist Salary

Most Certified Phlebotomists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.39 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career duration and the specific company. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,594 - $41,481
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MEDIAN: $32,084
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$10.79 - $18.96
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$0$41K
Salary $22,594 - $41,481
Bonus $2.80 - $1,454
Total Pay (?
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$22,693 - $40,480
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $10.79 - $18.96
Hourly Tips $8.00
Overtime $6.93 - $31.36
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $2.80 - $1,454
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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$22,693 - $40,480
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 628

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Job Description for Certified Phlebotomist

Certified phlebotomists are medical professionals who work in a variety of settings, including blood banks, hospitals, and other medical facilities. Certified phlebotomists are responsible for drawing blood from patients for a variety of reasons, such as testing and donations; they may also be responsible for interviewing patients, collecting patients' personal information, checking vital signs, labeling samples, following sample storage procedures, and transporting blood samples to the testing facilities.

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Certified Phlebotomist Tasks

  • Draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing.
  • Prepare and process blood tests.

Common Career Paths for Certified Phlebotomist


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Though some Certified Phlebotomists move into positions like Phlebotomy Supervisor (where the average salary is $43K), this progression is not the norm. However, becoming a Phlebotomist or Laboratory Assistant is a more frequent transition for Certified Phlebotomists.

Certified Phlebotomist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Phlebotomist


LabCorp of America offers the best pay with a median salary of $34K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $30K and maxing out at just $45K.

Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $49K, Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $31K, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for Certified Phlebotomist


Certified Phlebotomists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Certified phlebotomist, Training, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Phlebotomist

Pay by Experience for a Certified Phlebotomist has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Phlebotomist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 380 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Phlebotomist 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 154 salaries. An experienced Certified Phlebotomist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 147 salaries. A Certified Phlebotomist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 78 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,285

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Certified Phlebotomists, 38 percent above the national average. Certified Phlebotomists will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+29 percent), Phoenix (+20 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 20 percent south of the national average, can be found in Augusta. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbia (16 percent less) and Milwaukee (9 percent less).

Certified Phlebotomist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Phlebotomist?

Certified Phlebotomist in Shreveport:
Pros: I love my patients and I find happiness in what I do. I love helping people. I love my schedule.
Cons: There is no leadership, no potential growth and no organization. Pay does not meet needs.

Certified Phlebotomist in Acworth:
"I job that makes a difference in the world."
Pros: I love working with giving caring people and knowing that the work I do helps to save lives. It's very rewarding.
Cons: The work hours are very consistent. They vary from early in the am to late in the pm sometimes. There is no consistency. The company supervisors are very negative. They do not motivate the employees to work together and to excel within their jobs.

Certified Phlebotomist in Tallulah:
"Very challenging."
Pros: Helping others.
Cons: Seeing others sick and seeing the children sick and in pain.

Certified Phlebotomist in Cedar Rapids:
Pros: I love my coworkers the great hours that offer some overtime every other weekend of.
Cons: The rate of pay.

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Key Stats for Certified Phlebotomist

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Certified Phlebotomist Salaries

▲17%

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$30,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Certified Phlebotomist Salaries

Certified phlebotomist
▲9%

Training
▲9%

Pediatrics
▲6%

Geriatrics
▲6%


▲1%

Phlebotomy
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 27%
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