Certified Phlebotomist Salary

For Certified Phlebotomists, hourly average wages total $13.81 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.31 per hour, and the top verges on $18.65. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by experience level and the particular employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Phlebotomists. Women account for the majority of Certified Phlebotomists who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,840 - $49,705
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$23K
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MEDIAN: $32,510
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$10.31 - $18.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,840 - $49,705  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $596  
Total Pay (?
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$21,732 - $41,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $18.65  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $27.27  
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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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$21,732 - $41,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 512
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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 who transition into an upper level Phlebotomist position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Phlebotomist makes $28K a year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Phlebotomist


Pay for Certified Phlebotomists is best at Quest Diagnostics, which offers a median salary of $36K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $26K to $45K.

Popular Skills for Certified Phlebotomist


Survey results suggest that Certified Phlebotomists use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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. 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $27K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $30K. Certified Phlebotomists see a median salary of $33K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Certified Phlebotomists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $35K on 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
$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

Phlebotomy
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 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: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 19%
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