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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
128,290 1.5 % $17.54 $36,480 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.50 $14.36 $17.07 $19.95 $23.92
Annual Wage (2) $26,000 $29,860 $35,510 $41,490 $49,750


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 47,790 0.86 $16.93 $35,210
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 41,870 15.12 $18.28 $38,010
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 19,270 6.22 $17.07 $35,500
Offices of Physicians 9,420 0.36 $17.10 $35,570
Employment Services 2,460 0.07 $17.59 $36,580

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 41,870 15.12 $18.28 $38,010
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 19,270 6.22 $17.07 $35,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 47,790 0.86 $16.93 $35,210
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 680 0.37 $18.64 $38,770
Offices of Physicians 9,420 0.36 $17.10 $35,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 2,370 0.25 $20.63 $42,920
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 50 (7) $20.42 $42,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises 300 0.01 $20.08 $41,760
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 930 0.35 $19.25 $40,040
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 680 0.37 $18.64 $38,770


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 12,860 0.74 0.85 $22.09 $45,940
Texas 9,490 0.76 0.87 $16.21 $33,720
Florida 7,880 0.90 1.03 $16.27 $33,840
New York 6,360 0.67 0.76 $20.65 $42,950
Ohio 5,990 1.10 1.26 $16.71 $34,760




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 850 1.75 2.00 $19.38 $40,300
West Virginia 1,080 1.53 1.76 $14.93 $31,050
North Carolina 5,960 1.34 1.53 $16.01 $33,300
Hawaii 830 1.30 1.49 $19.52 $40,610
Louisiana 2,320 1.21 1.38 $14.76 $30,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,860 0.74 0.85 $22.09 $45,940
District of Columbia 220 0.30 0.35 $21.07 $43,820
New York 6,360 0.67 0.76 $20.65 $42,950
Alaska 240 0.77 0.88 $20.24 $42,100
Washington 2,860 0.86 0.99 $19.89 $41,380





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 7,760 0.80 0.92 $20.98 $43,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,750 0.76 0.87 $19.99 $41,580
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,940 0.84 0.96 $17.41 $36,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,860 0.78 0.90 $16.94 $35,230
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,800 0.97 1.11 $17.69 $36,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,650 0.95 1.09 $19.48 $40,510
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,400 0.91 1.04 $16.45 $34,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,330 0.85 0.97 $15.73 $32,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,220 0.70 0.80 $19.92 $41,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,020 0.66 0.76 $17.12 $35,610