Certified Phlebotomist Salary

For Certified Phlebotomists, hourly average wages total $13.90 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.32 per hour, and the top verges on $18.94. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and the specific company. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Certified Phlebotomists is high. The vast majority of Certified Phlebotomists (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,082 - $49,171
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MEDIAN: $32,791
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$10.32 - $18.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,082 - $49,171  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $582  
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$22,036 - $41,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Hourly Rate
$10.32 - $18.94  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $27.18  
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$0.00 - $582  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,036 - $41,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 687
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Certified Phlebotomists sometimes become Phlebotomy Supervisors, where the average income is $42K per year. Many Certified Phlebotomists go on to become Phlebotomists or Medical Assistants despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $1K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Phlebotomist


Quest Diagnostics does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $35K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $25K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $45K.

Pay for Certified Phlebotomists is the lowest at LabCorp of America, which has a median salary of $32K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $43K.

Popular Skills for Certified Phlebotomist


Certified Phlebotomists seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Training, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Entry. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $27K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $30K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,750

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Certified Phlebotomists, busy San Diego offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Certified Phlebotomists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+17 percent), New York (+17 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). Columbia is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Milwaukee and 1 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Certified Phlebotomist Reviews

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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Experience Affects Certified Phlebotomist Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Certified Phlebotomist Salaries

Training
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Geriatrics
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Pediatrics
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$30,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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