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Phlebotomists Salary Information

The salary statistics of phlebotomists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of phlebotomists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The phlebotomists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Phlebotomists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,330
25th Percentile Wage
$27,350
50th Percentile Wage
$32,710
75th Percentile Wage
$38,800
90th Percentile Wage
$46,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for phlebotomists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) phlebotomists is $46,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,330. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 100% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of phlebotomists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201632,7103.30%9.11%
201531,6303.04%-
201430,6701.70%-
201330,1501.39%-
201229,730--

Table 2. Phlebotomists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of phlebotomists in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for phlebotomists occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $43,180. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $31,740).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$43,180
Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,460
Finance and Insurance
$36,840
Wholesale Trade
$36,290
Educational Services
$34,070
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$33,960
Health Care and Social Assistance
$32,670
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,740

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Phlebotomists by States

From the above tables we note that not only phlebotomists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of phlebotomists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,310 to $40,250. The highest paying state for phlebotomists is California with a median annual salary of $40,250. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,310. For more salary information of phlebotomists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$40,250
District of Columbia
$40,000
Alaska
$39,300
Connecticut
$38,240
Massachusetts
$37,930
Rhode Island
$37,930
New York
$37,530
Maryland
$37,100
New Jersey
$36,970
Oregon
$36,530
Washington
$36,340
Delaware
$35,710
Nevada
$35,700
New Hampshire
$35,590
Minnesota
$35,260
Colorado
$35,110
Illinois
$35,000
Hawaii
$34,670
Vermont
$34,310
Wisconsin
$32,890
Pennsylvania
$32,350
Virginia
$32,250
Kansas
$31,990
Wyoming
$31,560
Ohio
$31,450
Montana
$30,590
Texas
$30,590
Georgia
$30,050
Indiana
$29,950
Nebraska
$29,910
Arizona
$29,880
Maine
$29,810
Idaho
$29,740
North Carolina
$29,460
Florida
$29,400
Michigan
$29,300
Missouri
$29,250
Iowa
$28,980
Oklahoma
$28,940
West Virginia
$28,850
Kentucky
$28,680
Alabama
$28,370
Louisiana
$27,970
North Dakota
$27,680
South Carolina
$27,650
Arkansas
$27,470
Tennessee
$27,420
South Dakota
$27,320
Mississippi
$27,060
Utah
$26,670
New Mexico
$26,600
Puerto Rico
$19,310


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