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Certified Phlebotomist Salary (United States)

Pay for Certified Phlebotomists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.60 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.10 per hour on the low end to $18.30 on the high end. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by tenure and the particular employer. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The vast majority (88 percent) of Certified Phlebotomists who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Phlebotomists. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Certified Phlebotomist Salary (?
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$19,392 - $49,440
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MEDIAN: $31,271
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Certified Phlebotomist Salary (?
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
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$19,392 - $49,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $516  
Total Pay (?
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$21,152 - $40,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $18.30  
   
Overtime
$2.89 - $26.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $516  
   
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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$21,152 - $40,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 366
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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Phlebotomist. Median pay for Phlebotomists is $28K.

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Certified Phlebotomists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Pediatrics and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Many workers who know Customer Service also know 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $26K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Certified Phlebotomists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $34K.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Certified Phlebotomists, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Certified Phlebotomists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+22 percent) and Dallas (+5 percent). Columbia is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average.

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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National Average
$29,000
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Skills That Affect Certified Phlebotomist Salaries

Pediatrics
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Customer Service
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National Average
$29,000
Phlebotomy
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 19%