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.

$19,156 - $47,606
$19K
$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $30,432
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$10.48 - $19.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,156 - $47,606  
   
Bonus
$450.00  
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$21,582 - $42,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $19.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$5.03 - $27.62  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$450.00  
   
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$21,582 - $42,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 618

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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.

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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


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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.

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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

National Average: $29,861

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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).

Certified Phlebotomy Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician?

Certified Phlebotomy Technician in Long Beach:
"Experiencing The Bouts Of Blood Collecting."
Pros: What I like most my jobs are the people who I interact with on the daily basis. And the equipment I am responsible for, such as the blood, the needles, and any other specimens being collected. Also the atmosphere in which I am in. Its cool and clean and neat at all times. It can also be street free at times as well.
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Key Stats for Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Certified Phlebotomy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

▲14%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$30,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Certified Phlebotomy Technician Salaries

Pediatrics
▲48%

Customer Service
▲13%

Ekg
▲3%

National Average
$30,000

▼1%

Data Entry
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 24%