Most Certified Phlebotomists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.25 per hour. While years of experience and the particular employer impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Most Certified Phlebotomists report high levels of job satisfaction. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,006 - $47,606
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$48K
MEDIAN: $31,467
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$10.79 - $19.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,006 - $47,606  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $4,848  
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$22,713 - $41,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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$10.79 - $19.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.00  
Overtime
$6.90 - $28.11  
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$206.08 - $4,848  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,713 - $41,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 661
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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 do not often transition into Phlebotomy Supervisor roles. The role averages $42K per year. Certified Phlebotomists most often move into positions as Phlebotomists or Medical Assistants. Phlebotomists actually earn $1K less on average, however, and Medical Assistants earn $2K less per year than Certified Phlebotomists do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Phlebotomist


LabCorp of America offers the best pay with a median salary of $35K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $29K and maxing out at just $45K.

Bringing up the rear, Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp)'s median pay of $31K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $49K.

Popular Skills for Certified Phlebotomist


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Training, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Data Entry.

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $28K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. Certified Phlebotomists bring in $34K after working for 10 to 20 years. Certified Phlebotomists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $36K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,127

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Certified Phlebotomists will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. Certified Phlebotomists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+29 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Phoenix (+8 percent). Augusta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbia and Milwaukee (16 percent lower and 9 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
up arrow 9%

Pediatrics
up arrow 7%

Geriatrics
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Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Phlebotomy
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National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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