Certified Phlebotomist Salary

Earnings for Certified Phlebotomists in the United States come in at around $13.83 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $10.27 per hour on the low end to $18.60 on the high end. While career duration and the specific company impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Women account for the majority of Certified Phlebotomists who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Certified Phlebotomists report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,934 - $49,761
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$24K
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MEDIAN: $32,924
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$10.27 - $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
$23,934 - $49,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $596  
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$21,798 - $41,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $18.60  
   
Overtime
$3.04 - $27.17  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $596  
   
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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$21,798 - $41,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 521
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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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Many Certified Phlebotomists move into a Phlebotomist role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Phlebotomists on average bring in a similar salary to Certified Phlebotomists.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Phlebotomist


Although salaries only range from $26K to just $45K, Quest Diagnostics still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $36K.

Popular Skills for Certified Phlebotomist


Survey results show that Certified Phlebotomists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Customer Service, and Phlebotomy are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Entry. Phlebotomy is a skill commonly found among those who know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Phlebotomist

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


Certified Phlebotomists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $27K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $30K on average. Certified Phlebotomists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $35K.

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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$30,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Certified Phlebotomist Salaries

Pediatrics
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Geriatrics
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National Average
$30,000

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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 19%
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