Phlebotomist Salary

Phlebotomists employed in the United States generally earn salaries in the range from $20,786 to $38,255 a year including bonuses and contributions from profit sharing according to the salary information reported by Payscale. The reported bonuses for these professionals can amount to up to $495 a year, and earnings from profit sharing are generally in the range from $0.49 to $1,370 a year according to Payscale’s salary data.

Medical phlebotomists typically earn between $20,547 and $38,063 a year including bonuses and earnings from profit sharing, with the average annual salary at $27,413 according to Payscale.

Hourly salary



Phlebotomists working in the United States generally earn between $9.89 and $17.54 per hour, with the hourly wage for overtime ranging from $3.81 to $25.77 per hour according to the salary figures provided by Payscale.

The hourly pay varies depending on a wide range of factors, including work experience. Phlebotomists in their first year on the job typically earn between $9.10 and $14.94 per hour, those with 1 to 4 years of experience are generally paid between $9.44 and $15.86 per hour, and professionals with 5 to 9 years of experience earn an hourly wage in the range from $10.91 to $17.29. Phlebotomists with 10 to 19 years of work experience under their belt are typically paid between $11.29 and $18.81 per hour, and professionals with 20 or more years of work experience make between $12 and $19.81 per hour according to Payscale.

The hourly wage also varies from state to state. Phlebotomists working in Texas earn between $9.75 and $16.86 per hour, those based in California are paid between $11.83 and $21.88 per hour, and professionals working in Florida earn an average hourly salary in the range from $9.24 to $15.02.

Phlebotomists employed in Ohio make between $9.86 and $16.01 per hour, and those working in Georgia are paid between $9.33 and $16.55 per hour. Professionals working in Illinois earn an hourly pay in the range from $10.19 to $17.54, and those based in New York earn between $10.80 and $19.94 per hour according to Payscale’s salary data.



Phlebotomists’ hourly rate can also vary from industry to industry. Professionals working in the health care industry generally earn between $9.87 and $17.20 per hour, those employed at hospitals make between $9.57 and $17.08 per hour, and phlebotomists working in medical laboratories are paid between $10.30 and $18.15 per hour.

Phlebotomists working in professional analytical or laboratory services make between $10.99 and $18.29 per hour, and those employed at blood banks are paid between $10.17 and $17.05 per hour. Professionals employed at physicians’ offices earn an hourly pay in the range from $9.84 to $17.63, and those working at medical offices are generally paid between $9.23 and $16.86 per hour according to Payscale.

Average salary

The average salary for phlebotomists employed in the United States is $30,400 a year according to the salary data reported by Salary.com, and $28,251 a year according to Payscale.

Based on the salary figures provided by Salary.com, 10% of phlebotomists earn $36,759 or more annually, while the 10% on the lower end of the scale earn salaries of up to $24,578 a year. 25% of phlebotomists earn up to $27,352 a year, and 75% are paid an income of up to $33,729 a year.

The average salary including bonus earnings, as reported by Salary.com, is $30,400 a year, with 10% of phlebotomists earning up to $24,578 a year including bonuses, and 10% of the best paid professionals in this field earning $36,759 a year or more.

Salary range

Phlebotomists’ annual pay depends on a wide range of factors, including work experience. Professionals with 1 to 4 years of experience generally earn salaries in the range from $19,918 to $39,911 a year, and those with 5 to 9 years of experience typically make between $18,574 and $39,163 a year.


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Phlebotomists with 10 to 19 years of experience are usually paid between $24,533 and $43,313 annually, and professionals with 20 or more years of work experience under their belt typically report earning salaries in the range from $23,489 to $50,043 a year according to Payscale’s salary data.

Men typically earn between $21,447 and $49,842 a year, and women are generally paid between $20,777 and $40,749 annually according to Payscale.

Starting salary

The average starting salary for phlebotomists in their first year on the job is typically in the range from $19,574 to $50,335 a year according to the salary information provided by Payscale.

Salary by state

Phlebotomist salaries depend on geographical location among other factors and can vary considerably from state to state. Phlebotomists employed in Texas, for instance, typically report earning an annual income in the range from $20,000 to $47,500, those based in California are generally paid between $21,140 and $41,217 annually, and professionals working in Illinois usually report earning a yearly pay in the range from $16,768 to $45,615 according to Payscale’s salary data.

Phlebotomists employed in Virginia generally earn between $19,933 and $48,479 annually, and those based in Florida are usually paid between $19,434 and $39,149 a year. Professionals based in New York generally make between $25,434 and $39,305 a year, and those employed in Georgia typically report earning salaries in the range from $22,148 to $44,698 a year according to Payscale.

Salary by city

Phlebotomist salaries can also vary significantly from city to city. For example, professionals employed in Chicago generally report earning salaries in the range from $21,975 to $39,305, those based in Atlanta are typically paid between $32,427 and $42,729 annually, and phlebotomists working in Dallas earn salaries in the range from $26,697 to $39,500 a year according to the salary figures reported by Payscale.

Benefits

Based on the salary statistics provided by Salary.com, the value of phlebotomists’ benefits packages typically exceeds $15,000 annually. The benefits for these professionals usually include social security, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, healthcare, disability insurance, pension, and time off.

Phlebotomists’ benefits packages can sometimes reflect their annual pay. Professionals who have paid vacations and holidays typically make between $23,700 and $40,289 a year, and those who have paid sick leave report earning an annual income in the range from $23,489 to $40,519 according to Payscale’s data.

Phlebotomists who have 401(k) plans as part of their benefits package are generally paid between $20,957 and $40,643 a year, and those who have life and disability insurance typically earn salaries in the range from $24,353 to $40,875 a year.

Professionals who have 403(b) plans earn between $23,981 and $32,500 a year, and those who have a flexible work schedule are usually paid between $22,000 and $40,976 annually. Phlebotomists who get reimbursement for professional education, training, tuition, or certification typically report earning an annual pay in the range from $26,830 to $38,141 according to the salary figures provided by Payscale.

Other income factors

Phlebotomists’ yearly income can also vary considerably depending on the size of the organization that employs them. For instance, phlebotomists working for organizations that employ between 1 and 9 people usually report earning an annual pay in the range from $19,557 to $44,159, those working for organizations with 10 to 49 employees are typically paid between $20,134 and $46,152 annually, and professionals working for companies with 200 to 599 employees report earning an annual income in the range from $23,399 to $38,299 according to Payscale’s salary figures.

Phlebotomists employed by companies with 600 to 1,999 employees are typically paid between $14,497 and $43,114 annually, those working for organizations with 2,000 to 4,999 employees generally make between $23,798 and $30,781 a year, and professionals working for organizations that employ between 5,000 and 19,999 people typically report earning an annual pay in the range from $30,000 to $45,000 according to Payscale.

Phlebotomist salaries can also vary depending on professional certification. Professionals with the qualification of ASCP Certified Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) generally make between $20,439 and $42,845 a year, those with a certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) report earning an annual pay in the range from $24,747 to $42,609, and phlebotomists with the qualification of Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) are typically paid between $19,782 and $43,100 a year according to the salary figures reported by Payscale. Professionals with the qualification of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) earn between $14,707 and $40,184 annually, and those with the American Medical Technologists (AMT) certification generally make between $20,347 and $39,140 a year according to Payscale’s data.

The number of hospital beds is another factor that can affect a phlebotomist’s annual salary. Professionals working for institutions with less than 50 hospital beds typically make between $19,984 and $46,267 a year, those employed by institutions with 100 to 299 beds are generally paid between $21,500 and $40,000 annually, and phlebotomists working at institutions with 500 or more hospital beds report an income in the range from $22,000 to $35,536 a year according to Payscale’s salary statistics.

Area of specialty is yet another factor that can determine a phlebotomist’s yearly income. Professionals specializing in geriatrics are generally paid between $19,910 and $39,606 a year, and those specializing in pediatrics typically earn salaries in the range from $20,130 to $39,060 a year according to Payscale.

In terms of hospital setting, phlebotomists employed at general hospitals are usually paid between $19,638 and $40,484 annually, and those working at physicians’ offices and private practices generally make between $19,775 and $41,511 a year. Professionals working in ambulatory care and surgery centers earn between $24,960 and $40,000 annually, and those working in other settings are typically paid between $23,358 and $41,736 a year according to Payscale’s data.

Phlebotomists’ salaries can also vary considerably from industry to industry. Professionals employed in the health care sector generally report earning an annual income in the range from $19,956 to $42,282, those working at hospitals are typically paid between $19,638 and $48,832 a year, and phlebotomists working in professional analytical or laboratory services earn between $24,490 and $53,750 a year. Professionals employed at medical laboratories make between $24,511 and $40,810 a year, those working at blood banks are paid between $22,500 and $36,000 annually, and phlebotomists working in medical offices report an annual pay in the range from $23,800 to $40,600 according to Payscale.

Salaries can also vary depending on the type of employer. Phlebotomists working at hospitals are paid between $20,168 and $40,695 a year, those employed by companies earn between $19,667 and $48,654 annually, and professionals employed by private practices and firms report earning an income in the range from $20,948 to $41,404 a year. Phlebotomists employed by non-profit organizations generally make between $19,910 and $42,712 a year, those working for the federal government are paid between $29,072 and $45,411 annually, and professionals employed by the state and local government report earning salaries in the range from $20,000 to $32,970 a year. Phlebotomists working for other organizations typically earn between $24,566 and $43,509 a year accordng to the salary data reported by Payscale.