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Medical Phlebotomist Salary

Average Medical Phlebotomists in the United States make around $12.94 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.84 per hour and $17.35. Most Medical Phlebotomists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The vast majority of Medical Phlebotomists (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,348 - $40,682
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$41K
MEDIAN: $28,533
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$9.84 - $17.35
(Median)
$9
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,348 - $40,682  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $608  
Profit Sharing
$134.09 - $3,915  
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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$20,522 - $37,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $17.35  
   
Overtime
$7.24 - $25.72  
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 - $608  
   
Profit Sharing
$134.09 - $3,915  
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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$20,522 - $37,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,198

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Job Description for Medical Phlebotomist

Medical phlebotomists are members of the medical teams who collect samples of bodily fluids from patients for laboratory analysis for the diagnosis and monitoring of medical conditions. They generally work in hospital laboratories, physician offices, and outpatient laboratories. Medical phlebotomists generally collect blood samples from patients by venipuncture--using a needle to pierce the skin and obtain blood directly from a vein. They do this by first applying a tourniquet to the patient's arm, visually locating a vein, disinfecting the area, and inserting a needle into the vein to draw blood into the collection tube. The medical phlebotomist then properly labels, stores and sometimes transports the sample to the laboratory after collection for processing. They also often enter patient data into the computer at the laboratory for processing.

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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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Medical Phlebotomists' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Physician Assistant. The average Physician Assistant brings home $82K per year. A Medical Phlebotomist may also move into a role as a Phlebotomist or a Registered Nurse.

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Popular Skills for Medical Phlebotomist


Survey takers who work as Medical Phlebotomists typically report just a few 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 skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $25K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $29K. Medical Phlebotomists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $31K. Medical Phlebotomists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $33K on average.

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
$27,000


Skills That Affect Medical Phlebotomist Salaries






National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
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: 29%