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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
132,750 1.4 % $ 18.49 $ 38,450 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Phlebotomists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.94 $ 14.63 $ 17.97 $ 21.68 $ 23.31
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,990 $ 30,430 $ 37,380 $ 45,090 $ 48,490


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 47,470 0.85 $ 17.99 $ 37,430
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 45,630 15.50 $ 19.50 $ 40,570
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 19,540 6.27 $ 17.42 $ 36,230
Offices of Physicians 10,080 0.37 $ 17.44 $ 36,280
Employment Services 3,910 0.11 $ 18.07 $ 37,590

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 45,630 15.50 $ 19.50 $ 40,570
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 19,540 6.27 $ 17.42 $ 36,230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 47,470 0.85 $ 17.99 $ 37,430
Offices of Physicians 10,080 0.37 $ 17.44 $ 36,280
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 850 0.32 $ 19.53 $ 40,630

Top paying industries for Phlebotomists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $ 27.51 $ 57,210
Scientific Research and Development Services 410 0.05 $ 21.29 $ 44,290
Individual and Family Services (8) (8) $ 21.16 $ 44,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises 350 0.01 $ 20.71 $ 43,080
Outpatient Care Centers 1,910 0.19 $ 20.48 $ 42,600


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.



Map of employment of phlebotomists by state, May 2021


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 12,690 0.77 0.81 $ 23.11 $ 48,070
Texas 12,100 0.99 1.05 $ 16.99 $ 35,340
Florida 7,840 0.91 0.97 $ 17.17 $ 35,710
New York 6,460 0.75 0.79 $ 21.82 $ 45,390
Illinois 6,330 1.13 1.20 $ 18.54 $ 38,570


Map of location quotient of phlebotomists by state, May 2021


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)
West Virginia 1,280 1.95 2.07 $ 15.64 $ 32,530
Louisiana 2,840 1.58 1.68 $ 15.43 $ 32,100
New Jersey 5,820 1.51 1.61 $ 19.50 $ 40,570
Rhode Island 610 1.33 1.41 $ 20.68 $ 43,010
Alabama 2,510 1.30 1.38 $ 15.39 $ 32,010


Map of annual mean wages of phlebotomists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Phlebotomists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,690 0.77 0.81 $ 23.11 $ 48,070
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 21.82 $ 45,390
New York 6,460 0.75 0.79 $ 21.82 $ 45,390
Massachusetts 3,420 1.01 1.07 $ 21.16 $ 44,020
Washington 2,480 0.77 0.82 $ 21.05 $ 43,770



Map of employment of phlebotomists by area, May 2021


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 9,240 1.06 1.13 $ 21.38 $ 44,470
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,990 1.18 1.25 $ 19.14 $ 39,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,590 0.80 0.85 $ 22.24 $ 46,260
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,230 0.90 0.95 $ 18.20 $ 37,860
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,870 0.99 1.05 $ 17.72 $ 36,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,620 1.01 1.07 $ 19.76 $ 41,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,450 0.92 0.98 $ 19.67 $ 40,910
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,380 0.92 0.98 $ 21.59 $ 44,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,970 0.67 0.71 $ 21.49 $ 44,710
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,920 0.78 0.83 $ 17.40 $ 36,190


Map of location quotient of phlebotomists by area, May 2021


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)
Burlington, NC 240 3.85 4.08 $ 17.73 $ 36,880
Saginaw, MI 290 3.81 4.04 $ 16.73 $ 34,790
Charleston, WV 360 3.68 3.90 $ 17.15 $ 35,670
Lewiston, ID-WA 80 2.93 3.11 $ 18.70 $ 38,890
Morgantown, WV 180 2.86 3.03 $ 14.58 $ 30,330
Tyler, TX 280 2.76 2.93 $ 15.31 $ 31,840
Monroe, LA 190 2.67 2.83 $ 14.80 $ 30,780
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 100 2.52 2.68 $ 16.78 $ 34,900
Springfield, IL 240 2.50 2.66 $ 17.02 $ 35,390
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 400 2.48 2.63 $ 15.23 $ 31,670