Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
108,210 1.6 % $15.10 $31,410 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.46 $12.27 $14.50 $17.44 $20.77
Annual Wage (2) $21,760 $25,510 $30,150 $36,270 $43,190


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 41,590 0.79 $14.70 $30,580
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 29,880 12.28 $15.49 $32,220
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 18,960 7.00 $15.14 $31,480
Offices of Physicians 9,870 0.41 $14.96 $31,120
Employment Services 2,870 0.09 $15.46 $32,160

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 29,880 12.28 $15.49 $32,220
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 18,960 7.00 $15.14 $31,480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 41,590 0.79 $14.70 $30,580
Offices of Physicians 9,870 0.41 $14.96 $31,120
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 680 0.28 $16.96 $35,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 30 (7) $20.51 $42,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises 140 0.01 $17.64 $36,680
Individual and Family Services 70 0.01 $17.61 $36,620
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 680 0.28 $16.96 $35,280
Health and Personal Care Stores (8) (8) $16.90 $35,150


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 11,000 0.75 0.92 $18.48 $38,440
Texas 8,050 0.74 0.90 $14.07 $29,270
Florida 6,240 0.84 1.03 $13.36 $27,780
Pennsylvania 5,090 0.91 1.11 $14.74 $30,660
Ohio 4,900 0.96 1.17 $14.16 $29,460




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 800 1.74 2.14 $16.93 $35,210
Arizona 3,050 1.23 1.51 $14.99 $31,180
West Virginia 850 1.20 1.47 $12.31 $25,610
Kentucky 2,060 1.15 1.41 $13.09 $27,230
New Jersey 4,370 1.14 1.40 $16.12 $33,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 190 0.58 0.71 $19.33 $40,200
California 11,000 0.75 0.92 $18.48 $38,440
Delaware 430 1.04 1.27 $18.33 $38,120
New York 4,840 0.56 0.69 $17.96 $37,360
Massachusetts 2,440 0.75 0.92 $17.57 $36,540





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,380 0.85 1.04 $17.82 $37,060
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,710 0.52 0.63 $19.28 $40,100
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,410 1.35 1.66 $15.17 $31,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,150 0.58 0.71 $16.87 $35,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,950 0.84 1.03 $15.27 $31,760
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,940 0.70 0.86 $14.62 $30,410
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,740 1.77 2.17 $15.72 $32,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.70 0.86 $15.55 $32,340
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.73 0.90 $15.65 $32,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,320 1.10 1.34 $16.76 $34,870




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 180 3.14 3.85 $14.61 $30,380
Redding, CA 160 2.78 3.41 $18.35 $38,160
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 620 2.46 3.02 $13.36 $27,780
Wichita Falls, TX 130 2.25 2.76 $13.26 $27,580
Pueblo, CO 120 2.20 2.69 $14.19 $29,510
Fargo, ND-MN 280 2.14 2.62 $14.38 $29,920
Warner Robins, GA 120 2.06 2.52 $13.63 $28,350
Jackson, TN 120 2.06 2.52 $10.92 $22,720
Gadsden, AL 70 2.03 2.49 $10.64 $22,120
Bismarck, ND 130 1.91 2.35 $13.92 $28,960