The average rate for an Entry-Level Phlebotomist is $12.88 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Ekg and blood draw.

$19,999 - $41,250
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MEDIAN: $29,491
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$9.94 - $16.36
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,999 - $41,250  
   
Bonus
$128.80 - $4,805  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$20,729 - $35,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $16.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$8.84 - $24.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$128.80 - $4,805  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$20,729 - $35,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,436
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National Average: $27,133

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Phlebotomist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Phlebotomist in Columbus:
Don't be afraid. Act like your a pro, and not like its your first day. Talk to the patient and make them feel comfortable.

Phlebotomist in Cleveland:
"Listen, and watch and learn."
My advice practice, palpating and find veins and interacting with the patient and asking the patient their pain level. Do not get frustrated and give up. Also anchor the vein down always. It takes time. Something do not learn overnight. It take time and patience. The first few years I was going to quit because I did not like drawing blood. I kept at drawing blood and learn from your experience. Remember patient is watching every move, from the time you call the patient back and sitting them down in the draw chair, the patient is always watching. Listen to the patient. And work with the patient. Have fun and it amazing how much impact in 5 min with the patient while drawing blood and very rewarding helping out the patient.

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Skills That Affect Phlebotomist Salaries

Ekg
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blood draw
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venipuncture
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Bilingual
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
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Geriatrics
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Pediatrics
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Data Entry
up arrow 1%

phlebotomist
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Phlebotomy
0%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

National Average
$27,000

medical assistant
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drawing blood
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CNA
up arrow 5%

Medical Terminology
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 259 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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