Medical Phlebotomist Salary

Medical Phlebotomists in the United States can expect wages of $13.06 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $9.89 per hour and $17.49. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The vast majority of Medical Phlebotomists (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Medical Phlebotomists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,644 - $39,910

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$9.89 - $17.49

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,644 - $39,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $513  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,000  
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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$20,625 - $37,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $17.49  
   
Overtime
$4.87 - $25.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $513  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,000  
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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$20,625 - $37,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,676
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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 not commonly seen, Medical Phlebotomists who transition into a Physician Assistant position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Physician Assistants is $82K per year. However, becoming a Phlebotomist or Registered Nurse is a more frequent transition for Medical Phlebotomists.

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Popular Skills for Medical Phlebotomist


Medical Phlebotomists report using a wide range 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 10 percent and 13 percent. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $25K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $29K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $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
$28,000


Skills That Affect Medical Phlebotomist Salaries






National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 28%
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