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Phlebotomy Technician Salary

Average Phlebotomy Technicians in the United States make around $12.73 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.60 per hour on the lower side but can approach $17.39 on the higher side. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but the company and location are influential factors as well. While some workers in this profession — about a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Most Phlebotomy Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Phlebotomy Technicians (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$18,753 - $45,338
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MEDIAN: $29,531
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$9.60 - $17.39
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,753 - $45,338  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $959  
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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$19,998 - $37,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $17.39  
   
Overtime
$4.00 - $25.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $959  
   
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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$19,998 - $37,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 676

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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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At the upper end, Phlebotomy Technicians who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is a much higher $55K per year. A Phlebotomy Technician often moves on 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $26K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Phlebotomy Technicians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $34K.

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Experience Affects Phlebotomy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 27%
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