Phlebotomy Technician Salary

Median pay for Phlebotomy Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.72 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.60 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $17.48. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the specific employer and geographic location are influential factors as well. Women account for the majority of Phlebotomy Technicians who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. Nearly one in four 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. Most Phlebotomy Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,765 - $40,819
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$41K
MEDIAN: $29,681
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$9.60 - $17.48
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$9
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$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,765 - $40,819  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $825  
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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$20,040 - $37,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $17.48  
   
Overtime
$4.07 - $25.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $825  
   
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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$20,040 - $37,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 670
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $55K annually. It is not uncommon for a Phlebotomy Technician to continue 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $26K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $31K. Phlebotomy Technicians bring in $33K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $34K.

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Experience Affects Phlebotomy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

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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