Phlebotomy Technician Salary

Phlebotomy Technicians in the United States take home an average $12.91 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.69 per hour to $17.72. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though geography and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Work is enjoyable for Phlebotomy Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Phlebotomy Technicians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,852 - $40,969
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$41K
MEDIAN: $29,965
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$9.69 - $17.72
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,852 - $40,969  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $847  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$20,248 - $37,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $17.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.75  
Overtime
$4.14 - $26.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $847  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$20,248 - $37,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 682
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Job Description for Phlebotomy Technician

Much of the work of helping patients who are injured or sick involves the safe acquisition of blood samples for analysis and testing. Phlebotomy technicians work in this area of healthcare, and their primary responsibility is to draw blood and perform preliminary analyses upon it. They also help ascertain and confirm aspects of a patient's medical records and history and prepare blood samples for additional testing by specialists.

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Phlebotomy Technician Tasks

  • Prepare and process blood tests.
  • Draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing.

Common Career Paths for Phlebotomy Technician


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For Phlebotomy Technicians, progressing to a Registered Nurse role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Registered Nurse can earn $55K annually. It is not unusual for a Phlebotomy Technician to become a Medical Phlebotomist or a Phlebotomist.

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Pay by Experience Level for Phlebotomy Technician

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


Phlebotomy Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $26K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. Phlebotomy Technicians see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Phlebotomy Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Phlebotomy Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Phlebotomy Technician?

Phlebotomy Technician in jacksonville florida:
"Very fulfilling."
Pros: Very fulfilling, I love giving the patient's my full ability to always get the stick on the first try, I love hearing their satisfaction in my working ability.
Cons: Been and gave my best and my everything in this company for three years with no raise.

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Experience Affects Phlebotomy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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