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Phlebotomy Technician Salary (United States)

For Phlebotomy Technicians, hourly average wages total $12.63 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.51 per hour and $17.23. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Phlebotomy Technicians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. While some workers in this profession — roughly a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Most Phlebotomy Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Phlebotomy Technician Salary (?
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$19,058 - $41,393
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MEDIAN: $29,556
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Phlebotomy Technician Salary (?
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$9.51 - $17.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,058 - $41,393  
   
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$0.00 - $974  
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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$19,867 - $36,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.51 - $17.23  
   
Overtime
$6.14 - $25.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
   
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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$19,867 - $36,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 691
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Job Description for Phlebotomy Technician

The primary task for the phlebotomy technician is to draw blood from patients and test subjects. This is usually achieved by inserting a small needle called a butterfly into the vein. Phlebotomy is a skill that takes training and practice. It is usually not difficult to find venous access on a healthy patient. Other types of patients can be more difficult. Intravenous access can be hard to achieve on infants, young children, the elderly, diabetics, and the obese.
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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 $55K per year. A Medical Phlebotomist or a Phlebotomist is a typical transition from a Phlebotomy Technician role.

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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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $26K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. Phlebotomy Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $31K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $34K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$27,000
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With a pay rate for Phlebotomy Technicians that is 11 percent greater than the national average, Dallas offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Phlebotomy Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+8 percent), New York (+3 percent), Los Angeles (+3 percent), and Chicago (+1 percent).

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Experience Affects Phlebotomy Technician Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 27%