Median pay for Medical Phlebotomists in the United States is around $14.51 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — about one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Women make up the vast majority of Medical Phlebotomists (87 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,489 - $45,615  
   
Bonus
$381.51  
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$21,648 - $42,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $19.31  
   
Overtime
$6.31 - $37.72  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$381.51  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,648 - $42,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 246

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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 who advance into the role of a Physician Assistant are fairly uncommon. Physician Assistants on average earn $84K per year. The most common promotion for Medical Phlebotomists is a Phlebotomist position, which usually brings in $29K a year. Another standard transition for Medical Phlebotomists seeking advancement is to assume a Registered Nurse role, where pay is often $56K.

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Popular Skills for Medical Phlebotomist


Medical Phlebotomists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Data Entry, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Phlebotomist

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $27K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $31K. Medical Phlebotomists see a median salary of $33K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Medical Phlebotomists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $37K.

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 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Medical Phlebotomist Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Medical Phlebotomist Salaries






National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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