Phlebotomist Salary

Phlebotomist Snapshot

2012 Median Pay 29,730 per year
14.29 per hour 
Entry-Level EducationPostsecondary non-degree award
Work Experience in a Related OccupationNone
On-the-job TrainingNone
Number of Jobs, 2012101,300
Job Outlook, 2012-2227% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2012-2227,100

Phlebotomist Salary Range

Phlebotomist Salary$21,340$29,730$42,600
National Salary$25,000$44,000$250,000

States With Highest Paying Phlebotomist Salary

Rhode Island730$18$701$3,036$36,430
New York4,390$17$697$3,020$36,240
Highest Paying Phlebotomist Salary

States With Highest Employment Level for Phlebotomist

Employment By Area Phlebotomist Salary

Metropolitan Areas With Highest Paying Phlebotomist Salary

Metropolitan area
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division570$23$912$3,953$47,430
Stockton, CA210$23$902$3,910$46,920
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA110$22$872$3,779$45,350
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA-8$22$866$3,753$45,030
Merced, CA50$21$843$3,654$43,850
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division400$21$824$3,569$42,830
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA-8$20$804$3,483$41,790
Yuba City, CA70$19$775$3,358$40,290
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA60$19$772$3,343$40,120
Barnstable Town, MA80$19$761$3,298$39,570

Metropolitan Areas With Highest Employment Level for Phlebotomist

Metropolitan area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division3,180$18$734$3,180$38,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division2,640$19$759$3,288$39,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX1,560$14$562$2,437$29,240
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI1,530$16$659$2,858$34,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division1,530$17$692$2,998$35,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA1,410$14$569$2,467$29,600
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ1,360$16$641$2,779$33,350
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division1,290$16$658$2,851$34,210
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division1,280$15$602$2,608$31,290
Pittsburgh, PA1,270$14$555$2,406$28,870

Industries With Top Paying Phlebotomist Salary

Insurance Carriers30$20$795$3,446$41,350
State Government (OES Designation)40$18$734$3,180$38,160
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers50$17$670$2,903$34,830
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals730$17$664$2,878$34,530
Home Health Care Services160$16$658$2,853$34,230

Industries With Highest Employment Level for Phlebotomist

General Medical and Surgical Hospitals40,250$14$574$2,487$29,840
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories26,420$16$622$2,693$32,310
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services18,220$15$599$2,596$31,150
Offices of Physicians9,120$15$582$2,523$30,280
Employment Services1,980$15$603$2,612$31,340

Top Paying Nonmetropolitan Areas For Phlebotomist

Nonmetropolitan area
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area50$20$808$3,499$41,990
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area100$17$668$2,893$34,720
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area100$17$661$2,863$34,360
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area30$16$636$2,758$33,090
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan areaEstimate not released$16$629$2,726$32,710

Average Salary for Phlebotomist Jobs (United States)

Specified Job
Phlebotomist Phlebotomist in United States$21,000
Phlebotomist Certified in United States$26,000
Phlebotomist LL in United States$25,000
Phlebotomist Phlebotomy in United States$51,000
Phlebotomist in United States$25,000
Phlebotomist Medical Screener in United States$29,000
Phlebotomist & Medical Assistant in United States$25,000
Phlebotomist Patient Services Technician in United States$34,000
Phlebotomist Phlebotomy And Reception in United States$28,000
Phlebotomist Sign UP in United States$18,000
Phlebotomist Sign UP Today in United States$20,000
Phlebotomist Phlebotomy & Reception in United States$27,000
Mobile Phlebotomist in United States$35,000
Traveling Phlebotomist Medical Assistant in United States$25,000
Phlebotomist Float in United States35,000


Phlebotomist – A Great Career

Many people look for career which can pay them well and at the sometime guarantee them a job if they may need to move from country to country. The phlebotomy career has been described as on to those careers which can literally move with those practicing it.

The notion is generally based on the scarcity of the people who practice it the world over. Most doctors are not trained technicians with the expertise to manage the all busy blood banks and blood testing areas in the hospitals. It is worth noting that the scarcity has in turn opened several vacancies worldwide.

The Red Cross societies for example usually take many trained phlebotomists to handle their several cases of emergencies globally. There are other military establishments which also take the trained phlebotomist thus making the work of the phlebotomists to be more exciting. It can involve a lot of travelling attending to emergencies and performing blood transfusions.

The flexibility of the several community colleges offering short phlebotomy salary courses is another plus for those planning to learn and move. The course duration is as flexible as the eventual outcome where the trainees do not have to be bogged down staying in one place for long periods of time.

Married women who are intending to move with their families abroad can find this course and career rather more rewarding because of the huge demand for qualified phlebotomists the world over. It is thus a career worth pursuing

Apart from the flexibility of the career, the phlebotomy career is reputed for its better pay in the several disciplines within the medical practice. This is mostly due to the risks involved in the process. The phlebotomist is exposed to several risks.

The phlebotomist salary and career is growing in popularity over the world. Though some colleges can give short courses some going up to only six months. It is though important to take note of the risks which the specialists are involved in. Many people who have joined the career are as happy with the work as it is able to give better returns.

The American phlebotomy technicians

If there is abody in charge of ensuring that the technicians are, then the American phlebotomist society is the most well known body. The society whose mandate is to certify all the phlebotomists operating bin the hospital laboratories and other areas where their services are needed.

The American phlebotomist society takes it upon them to ensure that all the certification bodies have a practical phase of the examination which is a vital component in the training of the most skilled technicians in the United States. The practical skill test helps in ascertaining the relevant skill tests of the phlebotomists thus serve as a proof of effective training.

Some certification bodies provide very flexible educational requirement to retain the practicing certificate, for instance, the need for continuing education in some cases is not a requirement .the American society of phlebotomy technicians has set a mandatory yearly training of six months making the technicians be well versed with the current trends in the phlebotomy practice.

The need for financial support for continuing education for the phlebotomists sometimes make the other certification bodies assume the aspects of continuing education on the side of phlebotomists and other unlicensed health providers. The assumption is wrong because financial; support is given across the board to all and sundry.

This is the reason why most certification bodies give less priority to the aspect of continuing education to their certified members. For the American audiologist society. It is mandatory to get continuing education. The American phlebotomist society thus strives to;

v  Helping the health professionals develop professionally to the best they can be

v  Give opportunity to be involved in other agencies of certification

v  Gives clearly set guidelines on the examinations and the retake procedure

The American society of phlebotomist is therefore among the most active phlebotomist certification bodies in the United States. It is worth taking into account that they take into account the welfare of the phlebotomist technicians in the whole process of ensuring that they are properly certified and tested before continuing with their practice, in the process they commit few mistakes



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