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Certified Phlebotomist Salary

Earnings for Certified Phlebotomists in the United States come in at around $13.74 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $10.22 per hour on the lower end to $18.60 on the higher end. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by career duration and the particular employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Certified Phlebotomists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$20,273 - $48,858
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$20K
$32K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,020
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$10.22 - $18.60
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,273 - $48,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $512  
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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$21,472 - $40,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $18.60  
   
Overtime
$4.89 - $27.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $512  
   
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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$21,472 - $40,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 461

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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 who transition into an upper level Phlebotomist position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Phlebotomist makes $28K a year.

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Although Quest Diagnostics offers the highest salaries (median pay is $38K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $26K to $45K.


Certified Phlebotomists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Customer Service, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 15 percent. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of 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. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $27K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $30K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $33K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $34K.

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
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Certified Phlebotomist Salaries

Pediatrics
up arrow 15%

Geriatrics
up arrow 9%


Data Entry
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

Phlebotomy
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 18%
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