Certified Phlebotomist Salary

Women account for the majority of Certified Phlebotomists in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $14.31 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Work is enjoyable for Certified Phlebotomists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — around one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,786 - $48,204
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MEDIAN: $32,733
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$10.67 - $18.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,786 - $48,204  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $4,894  
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$22,520 - $40,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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$10.67 - $18.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.00  
Overtime
$5.21 - $28.48  
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$204.26 - $4,894  
   
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$22,520 - $40,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 628

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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

  • Draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing.
  • Prepare and process blood tests.

Common Career Paths for Certified Phlebotomist


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Certified Phlebotomists sometimes assume positions such as Phlebotomy Supervisors. That role pays $43K per year on average. However, Certified Phlebotomists typically graduate to Phlebotomists or Laboratory Assistants.

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Employees at LabCorp of America enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $34K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $30K and higher ones not far away at only $45K.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), where the median salary is just $31K. However, employees at the top of the pay scale do tend to do well, earning around $49K.

Popular Skills for Certified Phlebotomist


Certified Phlebotomists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Certified phlebotomist, Training, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Phlebotomist

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


Certified Phlebotomists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $28K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $32K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Certified Phlebotomists who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $36K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,191

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Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Certified Phlebotomists, 38 percent higher than the national average. Certified Phlebotomists will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+30 percent), Phoenix (+20 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Augusta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Columbia (16 percent lower) and Milwaukee (9 percent lower).

Certified Phlebotomist Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Certified Phlebotomist

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Certified Phlebotomist Salaries

▲18%

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$30,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Certified Phlebotomist Salaries

Certified phlebotomist
▲10%

Training
▲9%

Pediatrics
▲7%

Geriatrics
▲6%


▲1%

Phlebotomy
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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