Medical Phlebotomist Salary

The average Medical Phlebotomist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.99 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.88 per hour, and the top verges on $17.49. Career duration 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. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Medical Phlebotomists is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,182 - $41,298
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$41K
MEDIAN: $28,606
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$9.88 - $17.49
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,182 - $41,298  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $517  
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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$20,577 - $37,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $17.49  
   
Overtime
$5.73 - $25.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $517  
   
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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$20,577 - $37,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,785
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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 $82K per year. More commonly, 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, Customer Service, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 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.


Medical Phlebotomists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $33K on average.

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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 252 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 29%
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