The average hourly pay for a Phlebotomist in Houston, Texas is $15.55.
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Job Description for Phlebotomist
Phlebotomists are responsible for collecting blood, urine, and other samples, appropriately packaging them, and preparing them to be sent for off-site or on-site analysis as indicated by the requisition. Due to the nature of phlebotomists' jobs, an ability to read and follow careful directions is imperative in order to ensure the safety and accuracy of patients' specimen collection and test results. Data entry skills and basic knowledge of medical software are an added bonus as patient and speci…Read more
- Draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing.
- Prepare and process blood tests.
Popular Employer Salaries for Phlebotomist
The top respondents for the job title Phlebotomist are from the companies Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Quest Diagnostics and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Reported salaries are highest at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System where the average pay is $17.79. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), earning around $16.00. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center pays the lowest at around $15.55. Quest Diagnostics also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.86.
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Popular Skills for Phlebotomist
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Skills in Phlebotomy, Customer Service, Geriatrics and Pediatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry.
Pay by Experience Level for Phlebotomist
An entry-level Phlebotomist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.49 based on 14 salaries. An early career Phlebotomist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.42 based on 66 salaries. A mid-career Phlebotomist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.48 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Phlebotomist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.05 based on 48 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Phlebotomist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 14.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (3.5% more) and Dallas, Texas (0.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (7.8% less), Phoenix, Arizona (7.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.2% less).
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