Phlebotomy Technician Salary
Most Phlebotomy Technicians in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.18 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but years of experience and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Most Phlebotomy Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$21,070 - $43,385|
|Total Pay (||$22,203 - $40,981|
|Hourly Rate||$10.63 - $18.85|
|Overtime||$14.43 - $26.82|
|Total Pay (||$22,203 - $40,981|
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.Read More...
The main area of patient-contact for a phlebotomy technician involves the collection of blood for analysis. This involves the insertion of a needle into a vein - typically inside the elbow - and collecting a small amount of blood through a tube. Because some patients are weary of the needles required to do this, these technicians must have excellent patience and people skills to talk them through the process. They may also assess vital signs at this time and confirm or collect information for the patient's medical history regarding blood-type and past illnesses.
Phlebotomy technicians then carefully mark samples so they are properly associated with patients and prepare these samples for analyses. In most cases, they perform tests and analyses using specialized computers to confirm blood type and rh factors in patients' blood. If an analysis catches obvious anomalies in this stage, they must note these for all caregivers of the patient.
To work as a phlebotomy technician, a high school diploma and specialized training in the field are generally required. Most phlebotomy technicians must also be licensed and certified, which typically requires passing grades on tests on a periodic basis. Those in this position work in clinical and lab environments, and some large hospitals require shift work throughout the day and/or evening. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Phlebotomy Technician Tasks
- Draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing.
- Prepare and process blood tests.
Common Career Paths for Phlebotomy Technician
Phlebotomy Technicians who transition into a Registered Nurse role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $56K per year. Phlebotomy Technicians most often move into Medical Phlebotomist or Phlebotomist roles. However, the former pays $3K less on average, and the latter pays $1K less.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Phlebotomy Technician
Quest Diagnostics offers the largest salaries in town — $34K on average.
Pay by Experience Level for Phlebotomy Technician
Pay by Experience for a Phlebotomy Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Phlebotomy Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 274 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Phlebotomy Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Phlebotomy Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 88 salaries. A Phlebotomy Technician 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 31 salaries.
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