Phlebotomy Salary: State by State Information

If you’re considering the idea of becoming a phlebotomist, you may have spent some thing thinking about salary and wages. The idea of thinking about wages is extremely common when it comes to thinking of any career, because after all, the main point of working is earning money. Obviously there are other considerations when it comes to choosing a career such as whether you enjoy the work, the flexibility of scheduling, etc., but for many people, wages are one of the most important considerations.

With that said, the wage that a phlebotomist might earn may vary significantly depending upon a large number of factors, including but not limited to their geographic location, their particular employer, whether they are full or part time, and a wide range of other factors. Some employers may elect to pay their employees hourly, while others may choose to pay a salary. It’s also possible that new employees may start out at a lower wage than employees who have been with a particular employer for a longer period of time. There are obviously a lot of factors to consider when it comes wages and salary. The information laid out in the tables below is sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in order to help you get a better idea of what a phlebotomist might be able to earn.

Please note that the numbers on this page are statistical estimates, and you may learn less than the estimates posted here. Also, keep in mind that regardless of the time you spend in school or any certification you obtain, there’s never any guarantee of employment, in any field or profession.

Median phlebotomist salary across the US: $33,750 anually (2018 Entry based on May 2016 Data)
Median phlebotomist hourly wage across the US: $16.22/hour (2018 Entry based on May 2016 Data)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319097.htm

Below is a list of both mean and median hourly rates, as well as annual salaries broken down nationally be percentile, and also by each individual state using data that was sources from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. One thing to note about the data below is that the “Annual Wage” and “Annual Mean” figures were calculated by multiplying the mean hourly wage by 2080 hours, which is the amount that a full-time employee would usually work in an entire calendar year if they averaging approximately 40 hours per week.

Phlebotomist wage estimates by national percentile (compiled from BLS data as of February 2018 – Based on the May 2016 Labor Data):

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

 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319097.htm

Phlebotomist wage estimates by state (compiled from BLS data as of February 2018):

State Median Mean Annual Mean
(2,080 Hours)
Source
Alaska $18.92 $21.26 $44,210 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ak.htm#31-0000
Arizona $14.20 $15.26 $31,740 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_az.htm#31-0000
Arkansas $10.97 $12.26 $25,490 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ar.htm#31-0000
California $16.02 $17.51 $36,410 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ca.htm#31-0000
Colorado $14.89 $16.07 $33,420 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_co.htm#31-0000
Connecticut $15.34 $16.73 $34,800 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ct.htm#31-0000
Delaware $14.31 $15.20 $31,610 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_de.htm#31-0000
Florida $13.04 $14.25 $29,630 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_fl.htm#31-0000
Georgia $12.42 $13.62 $28,330 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ga.htm#31-0000
Hawaii $15.40 $16.43 $34,170 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_hi.htm#31-0000
Idaho $13.13 $13.76 $28,620 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_id.htm#31-0000
Illinois $12.85 $14.65 $30,470 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_il.htm#31-0000
Indiana $12.60 $13.92 $28,960 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_in.htm#31-0000
Iowa $13.56 $14.55 $30,260 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ia.htm#31-0000
Kansas $12.02 $13.21 $27,470 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ks.htm#31-0000
Kentucky $12.87 $13.92 $28,960 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ky.htm#31-0000
Louisiana $10.80 $11.90 $24,760 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_la.htm#31-0000
Maine $13.45 $14.13 $29,400 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_me.htm#31-0000
Maryland $14.44 $15.73 $32,710 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_md.htm#31-0000
Massachusetts $15.17 $16.69 $34,720 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ma.htm#31-0000
Michigan $13.41 $14.12 $29,370 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mi.htm#31-0000
Minnesota $14.71 $15.73 $32,730 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mn.htm#31-0000
Mississippi $10.57 $11.66 $24,260 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ms.htm#31-0000
Missouri $12.02 $13.22 $27,490 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mo.htm#31-0000
Montana $13.02 $13.73 $28,560 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mt.htm#31-0000
Nebraska $13.09 $13.92 $28,960 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ne.htm#31-0000
Nevada $15.56 $16.52 $34,350 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nv.htm#31-0000
New Hampshire $15.34 $16.39 $34,080 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nh.htm#31-0000
New Jersey $13.79 $14.84 $30,870 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nj.htm#31-0000
New Mexico $12.77 $13.51 $28,110 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nm.htm#31-0000
New York $18.04 $18.23 $37,910 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ny.htm#31-0000
North Carolina $13.28 $13.54 $28,170 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nc.htm#31-0000
North Dakota $13.13 $13.75 $28,590 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nd.htm#31-0000
Ohio $13.83 $14.16 $29,460 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_oh.htm#31-0000
Oklahoma $13.31 $13.81 $28,710 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ok.htm#31-0000
Oregon $16.64 $16.77 $34,890 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_or.htm#31-0000
Pennsylvania $14.29 $14.74 $30,660 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_pa.htm#31-0000
Rhode Island $16.70 $16.93 $35,210 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ri.htm#31-0000
South Carolina $12.15 $12.24 $25,460 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_sc.htm#31-0000
South Dakota $12.28 $12.40 $25,790 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_sd.htm#31-0000
Tennessee $11.86 $12.36 $25,720 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_tn.htm#31-0000
Texas $13.65 $14.07 $29,270 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_tx.htm#31-0000
Utah $12.69 $12.78 $26,590 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ut.htm#31-0000
Vermont $14.64 $15.16 $31,520 hwww.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_vt.htm#31-0000
Virginia $15.29 $15.68 $32,620 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_va.htm#31-0000
Washington $16.05 $16.36 $34,020 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_wa.htm#31-0000
Washington D.C. $15.97 $17.23 $35,840 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_dc.htm#31-0000
West Virginia $11.50 $12.31 $25,610 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_wv.htm#31-0000
Wisconsin $14.71 $15.27 $31,770 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_wi.htm#31-0000
Wyoming $13.31 $13.68 $28,450 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_wy.htm#31-0000

 

It is estimated that there are 120970 Phlebotomists in the United States as of May 2016.

As seen in the tables above, a somewhat wide range of wage figures exist across the United States. One potential reason for the difference in wages from one geographic location to another is the cost of living for that particular area. For example, it typically costs more to live in California than in West Virginia, and because of that wages tend to be somewhat higher on average to compensate for this increased cost of living. Obviously there are exceptions to this in all areas, but this phenomenon may be one of the reasons for the varying wages in different parts of the country. It’s also important to note that there may be a wide range of reason for varying wages in different geographic locations, and cost of living may be only one of many different reasons.