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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Phlebotomists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,250
25th Percentile Wage
$28,130
50th Percentile Wage
$33,670
75th Percentile Wage
$39,760
90th Percentile Wage
$48,030

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 $48,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,250. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 98% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of phlebotomists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$33,670
2.85% 11.70%
2016
$32,710
3.30% -
2015
$31,630
3.04% -
2014
$30,670
1.70% -
2013
$30,150
1.39% -
2012
$29,730
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Table 2. Phlebotomists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of phlebotomists in 10 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 $40,270. The lowest paying sector is the management of companies and enterprises sector (annual salary $28,010).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$40,270
Federal, State, and Local Government
$38,410
Finance and Insurance
$36,840
Educational Services
$36,280
Retail Trade
$35,250
Wholesale Trade
$34,520
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$33,960
Health Care and Social Assistance
$33,660
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$28,010

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 $19,290 to $42,660. The highest paying state for phlebotomists is California with a median annual salary of $42,660. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $19,290. For more salary information of phlebotomists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$42,660
Alaska
$42,000
District of Columbia
$40,150
Connecticut
$39,250
Massachusetts
$38,750
New York
$38,360
Oregon
$38,100
Rhode Island
$37,950
Maryland
$37,700
New Jersey
$37,570
Delaware
$37,360
Hawaii
$37,330
Washington
$37,070
Minnesota
$36,690
Nevada
$36,160
New Hampshire
$35,950
Colorado
$34,590
Illinois
$34,330
Wisconsin
$33,830
Virginia
$33,780
Vermont
$33,680
Kansas
$33,190
Pennsylvania
$33,140
Ohio
$32,370
Wyoming
$31,650
Arizona
$31,420
Georgia
$31,180
Indiana
$31,150
Nebraska
$31,020
Missouri
$31,010
Texas
$30,950
Idaho
$30,800
Michigan
$30,650
Florida
$30,330
North Carolina
$30,040
Montana
$29,860
Oklahoma
$29,580
Maine
$29,420
Kentucky
$29,410
Iowa
$29,270
North Dakota
$29,160
West Virginia
$29,130
Louisiana
$28,920
Alabama
$28,900
South Carolina
$28,830
Tennessee
$28,810
Utah
$28,510
Arkansas
$28,020
South Dakota
$27,770
New Mexico
$27,540
Mississippi
$27,430
Puerto Rico
$21,890
Guam
$19,290



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