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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Phlebotomists
Industry profile for Phlebotomists
Geographic profile for Phlebotomists

National estimates for Phlebotomists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Phlebotomists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
128,020 1.7 % $ 17.92 $ 37,280 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Phlebotomists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.83 $ 14.72 $ 17.46 $ 20.26 $ 24.40
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,690 $ 30,610 $ 36,320 $ 42,130 $ 50,740


Industry profile for Phlebotomists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Phlebotomists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 48,990 0.88 $ 17.43 $ 36,240
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 38,980 14.30 $ 18.74 $ 38,970
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 20,410 6.62 $ 17.22 $ 35,820
Offices of Physicians 9,250 0.36 $ 17.54 $ 36,490
Outpatient Care Centers 2,120 0.22 $ 21.11 $ 43,920

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Phlebotomists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 38,980 14.30 $ 18.74 $ 38,970
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 20,410 6.62 $ 17.22 $ 35,820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 48,990 0.88 $ 17.43 $ 36,240
Offices of Physicians 9,250 0.36 $ 17.54 $ 36,490
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 930 0.35 $ 18.86 $ 39,240

Top paying industries for Phlebotomists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 2,120 0.22 $ 21.11 $ 43,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises 380 0.02 $ 20.62 $ 42,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $ 20.38 $ 42,390
Insurance Carriers (8) (8) $ 20.36 $ 42,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 590 0.02 $ 19.88 $ 41,340


Geographic profile for Phlebotomists:

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





States with the highest employment level in Phlebotomists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,590 0.77 0.83 $ 22.71 $ 47,230
Texas 11,260 0.93 1.01 $ 16.78 $ 34,900
Florida 7,270 0.86 0.94 $ 16.69 $ 34,710
Pennsylvania 6,120 1.11 1.21 $ 18.18 $ 37,800
Ohio 5,920 1.15 1.25 $ 16.85 $ 35,050




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 860 1.95 2.12 $ 19.36 $ 40,260
West Virginia 1,100 1.69 1.84 $ 15.72 $ 32,710
New Jersey 5,630 1.49 1.62 $ 18.85 $ 39,220
Louisiana 2,390 1.32 1.44 $ 14.71 $ 30,600
Kentucky 2,260 1.27 1.38 $ 15.47 $ 32,190




Top paying states for Phlebotomists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,590 0.77 0.83 $ 22.71 $ 47,230
New York 5,800 0.67 0.72 $ 21.46 $ 44,630
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 21.13 $ 43,960
Alaska 240 0.81 0.88 $ 20.80 $ 43,270
Washington 2,400 0.75 0.82 $ 20.45 $ 42,530





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Phlebotomists:

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 8,470 0.96 1.04 $ 20.95 $ 43,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,700 0.81 0.88 $ 21.45 $ 44,620
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,970 0.91 0.99 $ 17.88 $ 37,190
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,000 1.11 1.21 $ 18.81 $ 39,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,960 0.83 0.90 $ 17.57 $ 36,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,940 0.99 1.08 $ 17.54 $ 36,480
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,370 0.91 0.99 $ 20.24 $ 42,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,310 0.88 0.95 $ 16.53 $ 34,380
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,940 0.77 0.84 $ 16.58 $ 34,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,750 0.58 0.63 $ 20.02 $ 41,640




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Saginaw, MI 380 4.95 5.38 $ 17.42 $ 36,240
Charleston, WV 320 3.09 3.36 $ 16.65 $ 34,640
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 130 3.05 3.32 $ 14.49 $ 30,130
Great Falls, MT 100 2.94 3.19 $ 14.92 $ 31,040
Dubuque, IA 170 2.94 3.19 $ 15.96 $ 33,200
Grants Pass, OR 70 2.74 2.98 $ 18.41 $ 38,300
Rome, GA 100 2.73 2.97 $ 15.94 $ 33,150
Owensboro, KY 130 2.65 2.88 $ 16.02 $ 33,320
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 340 2.59 2.82 $ 24.35 $ 50,650
Columbia, MO 220 2.53 2.74 $ 15.75 $ 32,770