Phlebotomy is an upcoming profession in the health sector. A well trained phlebotomist is extremely efficient in drawing blood for analysis purposes. The employment opportunities for trained phlebotomists are quite good and most hospitals, clinics and laboratories seek trained and certified phlebotomists. The salary figures of a phlebotomist are also quite decent particularly in case of trained and experienced individuals.
The average phlebotomist salary is expected to be around $12.50 to $14 per hour. This means the annual salary of a phlebotomist is around $26000 to $28000. In some cases a phlebotomist may be required to work on a part time basis or may be required to travel to different areas to collect samples. The average salary in these cases may vary depending on whether it is a part time job or a job that requires travelling. A travelling phlebotomist may earn around $13 to $15 on an hourly basis.
With more experience the phlebotomist salary is also expected to increase. Someone with experience of 1 to 4 years can get annual salary of $21,949 to around $34,392. Someone with more than 5 years of experience can earn salary of $24,435 to $36,067. Individuals with more than 10 years of experience can expect salary of around $26,348 to $35,889.
The phlebotomist salary also varies depending on the location and the size of the facility. The salary in smaller facilities and private practices may be less compared to the salary in large hospitals. The highest a person can earn in the phlebotomy field is around $44000 working as a phlebotomy supervisor.
Besides the salary a phlebotomist working in the health care sector can enjoy some excellent benefits and perks. Full time phlebotomists enjoy additional benefits like paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid vacations, premium health insurance and 401(k) retirement plan. A phlebotomist can also continue to get further training or education and with increased experience take up supervisory positions.