Medical Phlebotomist Salary

For Medical Phlebotomists, hourly average wages total $14.48 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. There are far more female Medical Phlebotomists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Most Medical Phlebotomists report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$17,537 - $44,340
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MEDIAN: $30,790
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$10.55 - $19.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$17,537 - $44,340  
   
Bonus
$381.51  
Total Pay (?
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$21,750 - $41,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.55 - $19.29  
   
Overtime
$6.58 - $37.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$381.51  
   
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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$21,750 - $41,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 235

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Job Description for Medical Phlebotomist

Central in the duties of the medical phlebotomist is the collection of blood samples from patients. These duties may involve the taking of samples of blood from newborn babies and their mothers on the maternity floor. Duties also could be taking samples from the elderly and young adults. The interaction with new people on a day to day basis requires extraordinary patience and a sense of empathy with the patients that you deal with.

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Medical Phlebotomist Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Medical Phlebotomist


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Medical Phlebotomists do not often transition into Physician Assistant roles. The role averages $84K per year. Medical Phlebotomists go on to become Phlebotomists more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $29K. Medical Phlebotomists who move into a Registered Nurse role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $56K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Phlebotomist


The lowest salaries can be found at Quest Diagnostics — median pay is $31K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $25K and only reaching $41K.

Popular Skills for Medical Phlebotomist


Survey results imply that Medical Phlebotomists put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Data Entry, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Phlebotomist

Pay by Experience for a Medical Phlebotomist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Phlebotomist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 130 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Phlebotomist 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 69 salaries. An experienced Medical Phlebotomist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 72 salaries. A Medical Phlebotomist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 36 salaries.

Medical Phlebotomist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Phlebotomist?

Medical Phlebotomist in Downey:
"Fun To Take A Big Part In Patience Health."
Pros: Helping others with there medical needs.
Cons: Dealing with people that are frighten with medical personnel.

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Key Stats for Medical Phlebotomist

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Medical Phlebotomist Salaries

▲15%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$30,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Medical Phlebotomist Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

▲5%


▲2%

National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 27%