Phlebotomy Technician Salary

Earnings for Phlebotomy Technicians in the United States come in at around $12.71 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $9.60 per hour on the low end to $17.44 on the high end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the company and location have a (lesser) impact as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Phlebotomy Technicians who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,291 - $46,540
(Median)
$19K
$30K
$47K
MEDIAN: $29,796
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$9.60 - $17.44
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,291 - $46,540  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $789  
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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$20,016 - $37,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $17.44  
   
Overtime
$4.99 - $25.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $789  
   
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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$20,016 - $37,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 679
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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.

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Phlebotomy Technicians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse. The average Registered Nurse brings home $55K per year. Becoming a Medical Phlebotomist or a Phlebotomist is often the next step for a Phlebotomy Technician.

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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $26K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. Phlebotomy Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $33K. Phlebotomy Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $34K.

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Experience Affects Phlebotomy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$27,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 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
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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