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How Much Does A Phlebotomist Get Paid?

No money is sweeter than money earned doing what you love. And no satisfaction is greater than knowing your skills help people right in your very own community. It gets even better when it helps children, or the elderly who often have a very difficult time with their blood draws.


How much does a phlebotomist earn?

The beginning hourly pay for phlebotomists is somewhere between $11.13 - $13.00 per hour. Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that earnings vary widely and pay levels are governed chiefly by experience and qualifications. Once established, skilled phlebotomy professionals can work their way up within their organization, or explore other job offers and options that will let them earn significantly higher wages somewhere else.

According to the American Society for Clinical Pathology, median hourly wages of staff clinical laboratory technologists and technicians in various specialties and laboratory types for the year 2007 were:

Specialty Hospital Private clinic Physician office laboratory
Cytotechnologist $27.55 $28.75 $26.24
Histotechnologist 22.93 23.35 25.00
Medical technologist 23.45 23.00 20.00
Histotechnician 20.00 20.00 21.00
Medical laboratory technician 18.54 17.00 16.96
Phlebotomist 12.50 12.50 13.00


These are average income figures. Phlebotomists in such states as Florida, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and California can earn significantly more.



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