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Medical Phlebotomist Salary

Medical Phlebotomists in the United States take home approximately $13.00 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.86 per hour, and the top verges on $17.46. The vast majority (86 percent) of Medical Phlebotomists who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$19,361 - $41,073
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$41K
MEDIAN: $28,800
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$9.86 - $17.46
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,361 - $41,073  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $587  
Profit Sharing
$133.63 - $3,945  
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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$20,559 - $37,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $17.46  
   
Overtime
$6.98 - $25.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $587  
   
Profit Sharing
$133.63 - $3,945  
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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$20,559 - $37,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,024

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Medical Phlebotomist


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While not commonly seen, Medical Phlebotomists who transition into a Physician Assistant position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Physician Assistants is $82K per year. A more likely transition for Medical Phlebotomists is Phlebotomist or Registered Nurse (RN).

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Popular Skills for Medical Phlebotomist


Survey results suggest that Medical Phlebotomists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Customer Service, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 13 percent. Most people who know 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.


For Medical Phlebotomists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $25K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $29K. Medical Phlebotomists bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Medical Phlebotomists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $33K.

Medical Phlebotomist Reviews

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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Experience Affects Medical Phlebotomist Salaries




National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Medical Phlebotomist Salaries






National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 261 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 28%
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