Salary for Phlebotomists

Also known as:  Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Phlebotomist, Phlebotomy Technician, Venipuncturist

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Individuals working as phlebotomists draw blood from veins and capillaries. They may collect other bodily fluid samples, as well, and are responsible for cleaning, stocking, and organizing blood-drawing trays. In accordance with facility guidelines and local, state, and federal laws, they dispose of used needles and sharps, as well as biohazardous waste and bodily fluids. They may also enter patient data into computerized records systems, and transport samples to laboratories for analysis. A high school diploma or the equivalent, and specialized training may be required.

A Phlebotomist can expect a wage between $26,690 - $50,740 based on tenure and industry expertise. can get an average pay level of thirty-seven thousand two hundred and eigthy dollars annually.

can receive the best pay in California, which has an average salary rate of about $47,230. People with this job title can make the highest salaries in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they receive compensation, on average, of $42,880.

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Phlebotomists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Retail Trade
$54,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$42,880
Finance and Insurance
$42,360
Educational Services
$41,690
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$37,670
Public Administration
$37,400

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$37,050
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,170
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,220
Public Administration
$37,400
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$37,670
Educational Services
$41,690