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Certified Phlebotomist Salary (United States)

For Certified Phlebotomists, hourly wages usually total $13.54 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.06 per hour on the lower end to $18.29 on the higher end. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair portion enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. There are far more female Certified Phlebotomists than men, making up 88 percent of those in this profession. Job satisfaction for Certified Phlebotomists is high. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Certified Phlebotomist Salary (?
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$16,726 - $49,822
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MEDIAN: $31,260
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Certified Phlebotomist Salary (?
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$16,726 - $49,822  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
Total Pay (?
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$21,007 - $40,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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$0$9$18$27
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$10.06 - $18.29  
   
Overtime
$3.07 - $26.72  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$0.00 - $511  
   
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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$21,007 - $40,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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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
  • Prepare and process blood tests.
  • Draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing.

Common Career Paths for Certified Phlebotomist

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Certified Phlebotomists may not experience a change in pay as they move on to an upper-level role like Phlebotomist. Phlebotomists usually make $28K.

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Professional skills reported by Certified Phlebotomists are few in number. Customer Service and Pediatrics are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 percent and 14 percent respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Phlebotomist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $26K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $30K. On average, Certified Phlebotomists make $32K following one to two decades on the job. Certified Phlebotomists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $34K. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to a sixth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around a seventh.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$29,000
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For Certified Phlebotomists, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Certified Phlebotomists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+1 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbia.

Certified Phlebotomist Reviews

What is it like working as a Certified Phlebotomist?
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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Experience Affects Certified Phlebotomist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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$29,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Certified Phlebotomist Salaries

Customer Service
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Pediatrics
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National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 17%