Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
122,550 1.4 % $16.69 $34,710 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.66 $13.53 $16.19 $19.12 $23.09
Annual Wage (2) $24,250 $28,130 $33,670 $39,760 $48,030


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 44,770 0.81 $16.19 $33,680
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 41,600 15.64 $17.22 $35,820
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 17,830 5.97 $16.45 $34,220
Offices of Physicians 8,890 0.35 $16.14 $33,570
Outpatient Care Centers 2,740 0.31 $18.57 $38,620

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 41,600 15.64 $17.22 $35,820
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 17,830 5.97 $16.45 $34,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 44,770 0.81 $16.19 $33,680
Offices of Physicians 8,890 0.35 $16.14 $33,570
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 830 0.32 $18.61 $38,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) (8) (8) $20.26 $42,150
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 830 0.32 $18.61 $38,700
Outpatient Care Centers 2,740 0.31 $18.57 $38,620
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 (7) $18.53 $38,550
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 310 0.01 $18.27 $38,000


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 12,580 0.75 0.88 $20.86 $43,380
Texas 8,550 0.72 0.84 $15.28 $31,780
Florida 8,280 0.98 1.14 $14.97 $31,140
New York 6,490 0.70 0.82 $18.85 $39,200
North Carolina 5,760 1.34 1.56 $14.76 $30,700




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 890 1.86 2.16 $18.88 $39,260
West Virginia 1,000 1.46 1.70 $14.41 $29,970
North Carolina 5,760 1.34 1.56 $14.76 $30,700
Hawaii 830 1.30 1.52 $18.18 $37,810
Kentucky 2,160 1.15 1.34 $14.59 $30,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,580 0.75 0.88 $20.86 $43,380
Alaska 170 0.52 0.61 $20.81 $43,290
District of Columbia 270 0.38 0.44 $19.68 $40,930
New Hampshire 590 0.91 1.06 $19.42 $40,390
Connecticut 1,220 0.74 0.86 $19.41 $40,370



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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 4,350 0.65 0.76 $19.47 $40,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,900 0.88 1.02 $20.73 $43,110
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,700 0.74 0.86 $17.67 $36,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,290 0.87 1.02 $15.99 $33,250
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,730 1.35 1.58 $15.24 $31,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,710 0.69 0.80 $16.07 $33,420
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,580 0.86 1.00 $19.62 $40,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.62 0.72 $18.50 $38,490
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,550 1.19 1.38 $21.19 $44,070
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,510 1.11 1.29 $18.70 $38,900


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Burlington, NC 440 7.40 8.61 $13.37 $27,800
Owensboro, KY 170 3.35 3.90 $15.24 $31,710
Bellingham, WA 250 2.97 3.45 $17.91 $37,260
Jonesboro, AR 150 2.68 3.12 $13.60 $28,290
Fargo, ND-MN 360 2.58 3.00 $14.31 $29,770
Lima, OH 120 2.37 2.76 $15.14 $31,490
Saginaw, MI 200 2.30 2.68 $12.66 $26,330
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 390 2.29 2.66 $14.72 $30,610
Dayton, OH 840 2.26 2.63 $15.92 $33,110
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 100 2.26 2.63 $15.99 $33,250