Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
120,970 1.4 % $16.22 $33,750 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.22 $13.15 $15.72 $18.65 $22.52
Annual Wage (2) $23,330 $27,350 $32,710 $38,800 $46,850


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 44,080 0.81 $15.79 $32,830
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 38,880 14.75 $16.70 $34,740
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 18,610 6.44 $16.07 $33,430
Offices of Physicians 10,060 0.40 $15.82 $32,910
Outpatient Care Centers 2,500 0.30 $17.72 $36,850

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 38,880 14.75 $16.70 $34,740
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 18,610 6.44 $16.07 $33,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 44,080 0.81 $15.79 $32,830
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 690 0.43 $16.52 $34,370
Offices of Physicians 10,060 0.40 $15.82 $32,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 30 (7) $19.60 $40,760
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 (7) $18.69 $38,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $18.53 $38,530
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 760 0.30 $18.11 $37,680
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 130 0.01 $18.03 $37,490


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 12,610 0.79 0.92 $19.89 $41,360
Texas 9,210 0.78 0.91 $15.13 $31,480
Florida 7,570 0.92 1.07 $14.47 $30,100
New York 6,550 0.72 0.84 $18.23 $37,910
North Carolina 5,670 1.34 1.56 $14.39 $29,930




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 910 1.91 2.22 $18.83 $39,160
West Virginia 1,110 1.59 1.84 $14.11 $29,350
North Dakota 580 1.36 1.57 $13.75 $28,600
North Carolina 5,670 1.34 1.56 $14.39 $29,930
Delaware 530 1.21 1.40 $17.34 $36,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,610 0.79 0.92 $19.89 $41,360
Alaska 160 0.48 0.56 $19.55 $40,670
District of Columbia 270 0.38 0.44 $19.52 $40,600
Rhode Island 910 1.91 2.22 $18.83 $39,160
Connecticut 1,190 0.72 0.83 $18.80 $39,110





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 4,840 0.73 0.85 $18.90 $39,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,310 1.02 1.19 $19.97 $41,540
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,250 0.89 1.04 $17.73 $36,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,130 0.88 1.02 $15.49 $32,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,920 0.75 0.87 $15.81 $32,880
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,720 0.59 0.68 $16.03 $33,350
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,660 1.29 1.50 $19.48 $40,510
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,540 0.85 0.99 $19.29 $40,120
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,490 1.18 1.37 $14.76 $30,690
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,410 1.21 1.41 $14.88 $30,950