Phlebotomy Technician Salary

Median pay for Phlebotomy Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.75 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.61 per hour and $17.52. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the specific employer and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. The vast majority (88 percent) of Phlebotomy Technicians who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Phlebotomy Technicians. Roughly a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$19,795 - $40,765

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$9.61 - $17.52

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,795 - $40,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $847  
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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$20,060 - $37,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $17.52  
   
Overtime
$3.79 - $25.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $847  
   
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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$20,060 - $37,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 667
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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 go on to become Registered Nurses may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Registered Nurses is $55K annually. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $26K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $31K. Phlebotomy Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $33K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $34K on average.

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 25%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$27,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 27%
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