Medical Phlebotomist Salary

Medical Phlebotomists in the United States take home an average $14.59 per hour. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the individual firm are driving factors as well. For the most part, Medical Phlebotomists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While nearly one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Women account for the majority of Medical Phlebotomists who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$19,489 - $45,615
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MEDIAN: $31,191
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$10.60 - $19.75
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$0$45K
Salary $19,489 - $45,615
Bonus $500
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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$22,007 - $42,970
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $10.60 - $19.75
Hourly Tips $1.67
Overtime $14.85 - $37.75
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $500
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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$22,007 - $42,970
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 226

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Job Description for Medical Phlebotomist

Central in the duties of the medical phlebotomist is the collection of blood samples from patients. These duties may involve the taking of samples of blood from newborn babies and their mothers on the maternity floor. Duties also could be taking samples from the elderly and young adults. The interaction with new people on a day to day basis requires extraordinary patience and a sense of empathy with the patients that you deal with.

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Medical Phlebotomist Tasks

  • Draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing.
  • Prepare and process blood tests.

Common Career Paths for Medical Phlebotomist


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Though some Medical Phlebotomists move into positions like Physician Assistant (where the average salary is $84K), this progression is not the norm. Going from Medical Phlebotomist to Phlebotomist is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Phlebotomists is $29K. Many others choose to work as Registered Nurses, where pay is typically $56K.

Medical Phlebotomist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Phlebotomist


Medical Phlebotomists will find the worst pay at Quest Diagnostics, where the median salary crawls in at $31K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $41K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Medical Phlebotomist


Medical Phlebotomists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Data Entry, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Phlebotomist

Pay by Experience for a Medical Phlebotomist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Phlebotomist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 130 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Phlebotomist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Medical Phlebotomist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 72 salaries. A Medical Phlebotomist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 36 salaries.

Medical Phlebotomist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Phlebotomist?

Medical Phlebotomist in Downey:
"Fun To Take A Big Part In Patience Health."
Pros: Helping others with there medical needs.
Cons: Dealing with people that are frighten with medical personnel.

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Key Stats for Medical Phlebotomist

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Medical Phlebotomist Salaries

▲13%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$31,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Medical Phlebotomist Salaries

▲7%

▲5%

▲4%


▲1%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 27%
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