Phlebotomy Technician Salary

Earnings for Phlebotomy Technicians in the United States come in at around $12.91 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $9.69 per hour on the low end to $17.72 on the high end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Women make up the vast majority of Phlebotomy Technicians (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, about one in four claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for Phlebotomy Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$19,852 - $40,969
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MEDIAN: $29,965
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$9.69 - $17.72
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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 (?
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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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Phlebotomy Technicians who transition into a Registered Nurse role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $55K per year. Becoming a Medical Phlebotomist or a Phlebotomist is a common 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.


For Phlebotomy Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $26K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $31K on average — a distinctly larger sum. 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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