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Medical Phlebotomist Salary

Median pay for Medical Phlebotomists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $13.01 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.88 per hour on the lower side but can approach $17.50 on the higher side. Work is enjoyable for Medical Phlebotomists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority of Medical Phlebotomists (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,351 - $41,120
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$41K
MEDIAN: $28,803
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$9.88 - $17.50
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,351 - $41,120  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $522  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,000  
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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$20,599 - $37,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $17.50  
   
Overtime
$6.32 - $25.60  
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 - $522  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,000  
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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$20,599 - $37,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,966
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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 $82K), 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 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 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $25K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $29K. Medical Phlebotomists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $31K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of 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 259 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%
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