Certified Phlebotomy Technician Salary

Women comprise the majority of Certified Phlebotomy Technicians in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $13.53 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $9.99 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $18.27. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by years of experience and the specific company. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,528 - $46,826
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$47K
MEDIAN: $29,645
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$9.99 - $18.27
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,528 - $46,826  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
Total Pay (?
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$20,668 - $39,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $18.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.31  
Overtime
$13.18 - $26.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
   
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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$20,668 - $39,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 639
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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

  • Prepare and process blood tests.
  • Draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing.

Common Career Paths for Certified Phlebotomy Technician


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As Certified Phlebotomy Technicians transition into upper-level roles like Certified Phlebotomists, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Certified Phlebotomists earn the same amount as Certified Phlebotomy Technicians on average.

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For Certified Phlebotomy Technicians, comfortable salaries can be found at Quest Diagnostics; in fact, average earnings are around $35K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($19K versus $45K) is great.


Pay by Experience Level for Certified Phlebotomy Technician

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


Certified Phlebotomy Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $27K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $31K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Certified Phlebotomy Technicians see a median salary of $33K after reaching 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 Phlebotomy Technician Reviews

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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Experience Affects Certified Phlebotomy Technician Salaries

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National Average
$29,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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