Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
118,160 1.5 % $15.76 $32,770 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.99 $12.83 $15.21 $18.10 $21.73
Annual Wage (2) $22,850 $26,690 $31,630 $37,640 $45,190


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 41,730 0.79 $15.33 $31,890
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 36,980 14.51 $16.16 $33,610
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 20,120 7.07 $15.58 $32,400
Offices of Physicians 10,580 0.42 $15.56 $32,360
Employment Services 2,730 0.08 $16.50 $34,320

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 36,980 14.51 $16.16 $33,610
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 20,120 7.07 $15.58 $32,400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 41,730 0.79 $15.33 $31,890
Offices of Physicians 10,580 0.42 $15.56 $32,360
Outpatient Care Centers 2,290 0.31 $16.89 $35,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 40 0.01 $23.44 $48,760
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $21.18 $44,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $18.25 $37,950
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 90 0.01 $17.45 $36,310
Individual and Family Services (8) (8) $17.37 $36,130


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 12,780 0.82 0.96 $18.73 $38,960
Texas 8,850 0.77 0.89 $14.74 $30,660
Florida 7,410 0.93 1.09 $14.19 $29,510
New York 5,780 0.64 0.75 $18.32 $38,100
Illinois 5,330 0.91 1.06 $16.51 $34,340



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 1.75 2.04 $18.01 $37,470
West Virginia 1,070 1.51 1.76 $13.71 $28,510
Delaware 590 1.37 1.60 $17.42 $36,240
North Dakota 600 1.34 1.56 $13.13 $27,300
North Carolina 5,120 1.24 1.45 $13.92 $28,950



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 180 0.27 0.31 $19.41 $40,380
California 12,780 0.82 0.96 $18.73 $38,960
Massachusetts 3,100 0.91 1.06 $18.39 $38,240
New York 5,780 0.64 0.75 $18.32 $38,100
Connecticut 1,580 0.95 1.11 $18.20 $37,850




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,750 0.73 0.86 $18.27 $38,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,420 1.08 1.26 $18.43 $38,330
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,260 0.91 1.07 $16.93 $35,220
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,010 0.69 0.80 $15.54 $32,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,990 1.06 1.24 $14.49 $30,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,960 0.79 0.92 $15.61 $32,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,910 0.82 0.96 $15.50 $32,240
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,740 1.37 1.60 $19.58 $40,730
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,560 1.28 1.49 $14.58 $30,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.56 0.66 $17.62 $36,650