Medical Phlebotomist Salary

Median pay for Medical Phlebotomists in the United States is 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. Women make up the vast majority of Medical Phlebotomists (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Although the greater part have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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 some Medical Phlebotomists move into positions like Physician Assistant (where the average salary is $83K), this progression is not the norm. Moving from a Medical Phlebotomist to Phlebotomist or Registered Nurse is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Skills for Medical Phlebotomist


Survey takers who work as Medical Phlebotomists usually report a few specific skills. 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.


For many Medical Phlebotomists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $26K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $30K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Medical Phlebotomists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $33K.

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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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