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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
125,280 1.4 % $17.10 $35,560 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.03 $13.86 $16.58 $19.47 $23.59
Annual Wage (2) $25,020 $28,830 $34,480 $40,500 $49,060


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 46,270 0.83 $16.66 $34,660
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 41,790 15.31 $17.69 $36,800
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 18,170 5.91 $16.59 $34,500
Offices of Physicians 8,710 0.34 $16.48 $34,290
Employment Services 2,720 0.07 $16.95 $35,260

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 41,790 15.31 $17.69 $36,800
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 18,170 5.91 $16.59 $34,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 46,270 0.83 $16.66 $34,660
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 970 0.57 $18.06 $37,570
Offices of Physicians 8,710 0.34 $16.48 $34,290

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 80 0.01 $21.04 $43,760
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 60 (7) $20.18 $41,970
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) (8) (8) $19.64 $40,840
Outpatient Care Centers 2,430 0.26 $19.54 $40,640
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 860 0.33 $19.18 $39,890


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 12,190 0.72 0.83 $21.65 $45,030
Texas 9,210 0.76 0.88 $15.87 $33,000
Florida 8,250 0.96 1.11 $15.52 $32,280
North Carolina 6,290 1.43 1.66 $15.42 $32,070
New York 6,190 0.66 0.76 $19.53 $40,630




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 1,000 2.08 2.41 $19.20 $39,930
West Virginia 1,090 1.56 1.80 $14.52 $30,200
North Carolina 6,290 1.43 1.66 $15.42 $32,070
New Hampshire 800 1.22 1.41 $19.17 $39,870
New Jersey 4,890 1.21 1.40 $18.31 $38,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,190 0.72 0.83 $21.65 $45,030
Alaska 260 0.83 0.96 $20.33 $42,290
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $20.00 $41,600
New York 6,190 0.66 0.76 $19.53 $40,630
Massachusetts 3,420 0.96 1.10 $19.21 $39,970





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,310 0.77 0.89 $20.03 $41,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,520 0.74 0.85 $20.16 $41,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,630 0.78 0.90 $17.93 $37,300
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,660 1.03 1.19 $15.52 $32,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,590 0.97 1.11 $16.23 $33,760
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,560 0.90 1.04 $17.85 $37,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,490 0.70 0.81 $16.32 $33,950
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,330 0.84 0.98 $19.24 $40,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,290 0.73 0.84 $19.36 $40,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,720 0.58 0.67 $16.38 $34,060