Certified Phlebotomy Technician Salary
Most Certified Phlebotomy Technicians in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.20 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Most Certified Phlebotomy Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority.
|Salary||$19,156 - $47,606|
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|$21,582 - $42,063|
|Hourly Rate||$10.48 - $19.70|
|Overtime||$5.03 - $27.62|
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Job Description for Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Phlebotomists are responsible for all tasks related to drawing blood for medical procedures. This includes preparing the patient for the procedure by taking vital signs and interviewing them briefly, initiating the venipuncture (needle-drawing) or capillary (finger-prick) puncture technique to draw blood, and cleaning and sealing the area afterwards. They must have all necessary materials (such as tourniquets, needles, bandages, and alcohol) sterile and ready for the patient. Once a sample is taken, phlebotomists are responsible for proper labeling and storage, as well as any additional routing or processing that may be needed. In the case of donations, they may screen blood through testing. They must follow all health, safety, and infection-control guidelines while performing their work.Read More...
Phlebotomists work in a variety of settings. They may work exclusively in a single hospital or clinic, or they may travel frequently to patients’ homes or a variety of clinics and locations to draw blood. They work part time or full time as needed by their organization. Phlebotomists work directly with patients in a medical setting, and must maintain a professional bedside manner. They work alongside other medical professionals as well, providing samples for testing or blood for transfusions or research.
Phlebotomists must have a high school diploma or equivalent. They are required to be licensed by their state as phlebotomy technicians. In most cases, they must have a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record to perform their duties. They may need to pass a medical screening for tuberculosis and other communicable diseases and maintain current vaccinations.
Certified Phlebotomy Technician Tasks
- Draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing.
- Prepare and process blood tests.
Common Career Paths for Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Certified Phlebotomy Technicians who transition into a Phlebotomy Supervisor role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $43K per year. A Phlebotomist or a Certified Phlebotomist is a typical transition from a Certified Phlebotomy Technician role.
Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Phlebotomy Technician
For Certified Phlebotomy Technicians, comfortable salaries can be found at Questdiagnostics, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $33K, the highest in the area.
Pay by Experience Level for Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Pay by Experience for a Certified Phlebotomy Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Phlebotomy Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 407 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Phlebotomy Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 141 salaries. An experienced Certified Phlebotomy Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 144 salaries. A Certified Phlebotomy Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 65 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Certified Phlebotomy Technicians that is 30 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Certified Phlebotomy Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), and Chicago (+16 percent). In Tampa, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Orlando and Memphis (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).
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