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Phlebotomy Technician Salary

Phlebotomy Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $12.73 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.59 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $17.43. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and geographic location are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While close to a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. The vast majority of Phlebotomy Technicians (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,696 - $45,860
(Median)
$19K
$30K
$46K
MEDIAN: $29,588
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$9.59 - $17.43
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,696 - $45,860  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $959  
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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$19,981 - $37,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.59 - $17.43  
   
Overtime
$4.14 - $25.79  
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 - $959  
   
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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$19,981 - $37,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 680
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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' 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 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $26K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $31K. For Phlebotomy Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $33K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $34K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Phlebotomy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

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 61 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
11%
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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