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Phlebotomy Technician Salary

Phlebotomy Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.68 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.60 per hour to $17.32. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Phlebotomy Technicians far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$18,937 - $44,602
(Median)
$19K
$30K
$45K
MEDIAN: $29,610
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$9.60 - $17.32
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,937 - $44,602  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $927  
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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$20,006 - $37,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $17.32  
   
Overtime
$5.20 - $25.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $927  
   
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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$20,006 - $37,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 680

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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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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. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Phlebotomy Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Phlebotomy Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $34K on average.

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Experience Affects Phlebotomy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

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
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 28%