Certified Phlebotomist Salary

The average Certified Phlebotomist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.90 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $10.32 per hour and $18.94. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but experience level and the specific company are influential factors as well. Certified Phlebotomists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,082 - $49,171
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MEDIAN: $32,791
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$10.32 - $18.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,082 - $49,171  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $582  
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$22,036 - $41,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Hourly Rate
$10.32 - $18.94  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $27.18  
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$0.00 - $582  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,036 - $41,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 687
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Certified Phlebotomists move into roles as Phlebotomy Supervisors, where pay is an average $42K per year. Certified Phlebotomists most often move into Phlebotomist or Medical Assistant roles. However, the former pays $1K less on average, and the latter pays $2K less.

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Quest Diagnostics does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $35K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $25K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $45K.

The lowest salaries can be found at LabCorp of America — median pay is $32K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $29K and only reaching $43K.

Popular Skills for Certified Phlebotomist


Certified Phlebotomists generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Training, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Phlebotomist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Certified Phlebotomists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $27K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $30K. Certified Phlebotomists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $34K. Certified Phlebotomists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $35K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,750

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San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Certified Phlebotomists, 32 percent above the national average. Certified Phlebotomists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+17 percent), New York (+17 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). Columbia ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Milwaukee and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

Certified Phlebotomist Reviews

What is it like working as a Certified Phlebotomist?

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 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




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Certified Phlebotomist Salaries

Training
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Geriatrics
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Pediatrics
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Customer Service
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National Average
$30,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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