Certified Phlebotomist Salary (United States)

Salaries for Certified Phlebotomists in the United States sit in the ballpark of $13.54 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $10.06 per hour and does not exceed $18.29. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Most Certified Phlebotomists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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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$10.06 - $18.29
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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 (?
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  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $18.29  
   
Overtime
$3.07 - $26.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$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  
PayScale
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' salary tends to stay somewhat level despite career advancements. Those who assume higher-end positions like Phlebotomist tend to get paid about the same as they did in lower-level roles.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Phlebotomist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Certified Phlebotomists, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Though starting salaries approximate $26K, they climb to $30K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $33K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Certified Phlebotomists encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $34K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 14 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—a majority of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Milwaukee
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National Average
$29,000
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Columbia
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Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Certified Phlebotomists in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Certified Phlebotomists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+1 percent). Columbia is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent.

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
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%
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