Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

31-9097 Phlebotomists

Draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
100,380 1.6 % $14.86 $30,910 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.26 $12.07 $14.29 $17.27 $20.48
Annual Wage (2) $21,340 $25,110 $29,730 $35,920 $42,600


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40,250 0.77 $14.35 $29,840
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 26,420 11.23 $15.54 $32,310
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 18,220 6.92 $14.98 $31,150
Offices of Physicians 9,120 0.38 $14.56 $30,280
Employment Services 1,980 0.06 $15.07 $31,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 26,420 11.23 $15.54 $32,310
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 18,220 6.92 $14.98 $31,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40,250 0.77 $14.35 $29,840
Offices of Physicians 9,120 0.38 $14.56 $30,280
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 730 0.32 $16.60 $34,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 30 (7) $19.88 $41,350
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $18.35 $38,160
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.03 $16.75 $34,830
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 730 0.32 $16.60 $34,530
Home Health Care Services 160 0.01 $16.46 $34,230


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,070 0.70 0.91 $18.48 $38,430
Texas 7,040 0.67 0.86 $13.37 $27,800
Florida 5,470 0.75 0.98 $13.13 $27,310
Pennsylvania 4,850 0.87 1.12 $14.47 $30,100
Ohio 4,690 0.93 1.21 $14.30 $29,750




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 730 1.62 2.11 $17.52 $36,430
Arkansas 1,470 1.27 1.65 $11.98 $24,920
Maine 690 1.19 1.55 $13.96 $29,040
West Virginia 800 1.12 1.45 $12.18 $25,330
Kentucky 1,910 1.08 1.40 $12.86 $26,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 200 0.62 0.80 $18.63 $38,750
California 10,070 0.70 0.91 $18.48 $38,430
Delaware 220 0.54 0.70 $17.80 $37,030
Rhode Island 730 1.62 2.11 $17.52 $36,430
New York 4,390 0.51 0.67 $17.42 $36,240





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,180 0.82 1.07 $18.35 $38,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,640 0.51 0.67 $18.97 $39,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,560 0.59 0.77 $14.06 $29,240
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,530 0.87 1.14 $16.48 $34,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,530 0.89 1.16 $17.29 $35,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,410 0.62 0.81 $14.23 $29,600
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,360 0.78 1.02 $16.03 $33,350
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.35 0.46 $16.45 $34,210
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,280 1.31 1.70 $15.04 $31,290
Pittsburgh, PA 1,270 1.12 1.46 $13.88 $28,870




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pueblo, CO 130 2.35 3.06 $14.11 $29,350
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 770 2.30 2.98 $12.25 $25,470
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 90 2.17 2.82 $14.06 $29,250
Burlington, NC 120 2.13 2.77 $14.45 $30,050
Warner Robins, GA 120 2.10 2.72 $14.01 $29,130
Anniston-Oxford, AL 90 2.10 2.73 $12.92 $26,870
Bangor, ME 130 2.03 2.64 $14.02 $29,160
Fargo, ND-MN 260 2.03 2.64 $13.49 $28,060
Jackson, TN 120 2.00 2.59 $10.89 $22,650
Redding, CA 110 1.91 2.48 $17.12 $35,600