Medical Phlebotomist Salary

Average Medical Phlebotomists in the United States make around $13.58 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.99 per hour on the low end to $18.18 on the high end. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Medical Phlebotomists. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. There are far more female Medical Phlebotomists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$19,881 - $41,946
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$42K
MEDIAN: $29,623
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$9.99 - $18.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,881 - $41,946  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
Profit Sharing
$550  
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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$20,848 - $39,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $18.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.88  
Overtime
$6.06 - $26.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
   
Profit Sharing
$550  
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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$20,848 - $39,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 924
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Medical Phlebotomists move into roles as Physician Assistants, where pay is an average $83K per year. It is more probable, however, that Medical Phlebotomists become Phlebotomists or Registered Nurses.

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Popular Skills for Medical Phlebotomist


Survey results suggest that Medical Phlebotomists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Data Entry, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $26K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $30K. Medical Phlebotomists bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $33K, 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
$29,000


Skills That Affect Medical Phlebotomist Salaries





Phlebotomy
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National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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