Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
111,950 1.6 % $15.33 $31,890 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.65 $12.48 $14.74 $17.67 $21.06
Annual Wage (2) $22,150 $25,960 $30,670 $36,750 $43,800


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 41,230 0.79 $14.99 $31,180
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 31,630 12.68 $15.70 $32,660
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 20,130 7.25 $15.28 $31,780
Offices of Physicians 10,470 0.43 $15.13 $31,470
Employment Services 2,770 0.08 $15.22 $31,660

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 31,630 12.68 $15.70 $32,660
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 20,130 7.25 $15.28 $31,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 41,230 0.79 $14.99 $31,180
Offices of Physicians 10,470 0.43 $15.13 $31,470
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 810 0.33 $17.71 $36,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 30 (7) $20.61 $42,870
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 810 0.33 $17.71 $36,850
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $17.19 $35,760
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 90 0.01 $17.15 $35,660
Scientific Research and Development Services 370 0.06 $16.90 $35,140


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 11,490 0.76 0.92 $18.16 $37,770
Texas 8,730 0.78 0.94 $14.53 $30,230
Florida 6,550 0.85 1.03 $13.63 $28,350
Pennsylvania 5,300 0.94 1.13 $15.00 $31,190
Illinois 5,090 0.88 1.07 $16.27 $33,850



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 820 1.77 2.14 $17.61 $36,630
New Jersey 4,710 1.22 1.47 $16.68 $34,690
West Virginia 810 1.14 1.38 $12.69 $26,400
North Carolina 4,450 1.10 1.33 $13.63 $28,350
Delaware 470 1.10 1.33 $17.60 $36,600



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 140 0.43 0.52 $18.53 $38,540
District of Columbia 120 0.18 0.21 $18.18 $37,820
New York 5,050 0.57 0.69 $18.17 $37,790
California 11,490 0.76 0.92 $18.16 $37,770
Maryland 1,910 0.75 0.90 $17.88 $37,190




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 3,830 0.94 1.14 $17.64 $36,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,460 0.92 1.11 $16.78 $34,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,870 0.53 0.64 $19.22 $39,980
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,100 0.74 0.89 $15.30 $31,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,950 0.82 0.99 $15.43 $32,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,910 0.85 1.03 $15.23 $31,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,860 1.02 1.23 $14.39 $29,930
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,830 1.83 2.21 $16.16 $33,610
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.83 1.00 $15.65 $32,560
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,440 1.14 1.38 $19.18 $39,890



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)
Burlington, NC 630 10.99 13.26 $12.75 $26,530
Coeur d'Alene, ID 180 3.23 3.89 $16.16 $33,610
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 280 3.04 3.67 $15.25 $31,730
Roanoke, VA 440 2.91 3.51 $15.10 $31,410
Wichita Falls, TX 140 2.50 3.02 $13.52 $28,110
Springfield, MO 470 2.41 2.90 $12.48 $25,960
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 610 2.41 2.91 $13.31 $27,680
Casper, WY 100 2.32 2.80 $14.61 $30,390
Peoria, IL 400 2.25 2.71 $17.03 $35,420
Gadsden, AL 80 2.20 2.66 $10.27 $21,360