Medical Phlebotomist Salary

Pay for Medical Phlebotomists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.01 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.88 per hour on the lower end to $17.43 on the higher end. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority (87 percent) of Medical Phlebotomists who took the survey are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,540 - $39,986
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MEDIAN: $28,779
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$9.88 - $17.43
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,540 - $39,986  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $514  
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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$20,606 - $37,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $17.43  
   
Overtime
$5.15 - $25.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $514  
   
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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$20,606 - $37,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,731
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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 not the most common occurrence, Medical Phlebotomists sometimes become Physician Assistants, where the average income is $82K per year. Becoming a Phlebotomist or a Registered Nurse is, however, a more typical career progression for Medical Phlebotomists.

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Popular Skills for Medical Phlebotomist


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Phlebotomist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Medical Phlebotomists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $25K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $29K. Medical Phlebotomists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $31K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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 252 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
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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