An average Medical Phlebotomist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.41 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women account for the majority of Medical Phlebotomists who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. Around one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Medical Phlebotomists — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$19,392 - $45,958
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MEDIAN: $30,978
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$10.30 - $18.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,392 - $45,958  
   
Bonus
$212.50  
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$21,489 - $40,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $18.73  
   
Overtime
$6.41 - $37.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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$212.50  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,489 - $40,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 245
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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 Medical Phlebotomists do not often become Physician Assistants, the job pays $84K per year on average. 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 Skills for Medical Phlebotomist


Medical Phlebotomists note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Geriatrics, Data Entry, Customer Service, and Pediatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with 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.


Medical Phlebotomists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $27K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $35K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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
$30,000


Skills That Affect Medical Phlebotomist Salaries


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National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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