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Certified Phlebotomist Salary

Pay for Certified Phlebotomists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.64 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.22 per hour and $18.53. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by tenure and the particular employer. For the most part, Certified Phlebotomists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. There are far more female Certified Phlebotomists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,134 - $48,958
(Median)
$20K
$32K
$49K
MEDIAN: $31,842
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$10.22 - $18.53
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$10
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$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,134 - $48,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $512  
Total Pay (?
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$21,467 - $40,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $18.53  
   
Overtime
$4.00 - $27.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $512  
   
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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$21,467 - $40,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 431

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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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Certified Phlebotomists in search of the best pay head to Quest Diagnostics, where the median salary rolls in at $38K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $45K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $26K.


Certified Phlebotomists note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Customer Service, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 16 percent. Employees educated in Customer Service are typically practiced in Phlebotomy, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Phlebotomist

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


For Certified Phlebotomists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $27K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $29K. On average, Certified Phlebotomists make $33K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $34K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Certified Phlebotomist Salaries

Pediatrics
up arrow 16%

Geriatrics
up arrow 10%


Data Entry
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National Average
$29,000

Phlebotomy
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 18%