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What is the Average Salary of a Phlebotomist?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that phlebotomists make $36,320 each year. The lowest 10 percent of phlebotomists earned less than $26,690 each year, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $50,740 each year. The job outlook for phlebotomists is bright—the occupation is growing faster than than all professions, including other health care support occupations. The BLS projects that the number of phlebotomists will increase by 17% over the next 10 years.

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How Much Does a Phlebotomist Make per Hour?

Phlebotomists make $17.46 an hour, according to the BLS.

Where Can You Find Phlebotomist Jobs?

The majority of phlebotomists work in hospitals (39%) and labs (31%). To find phlebotomy jobs in your area, search HealthJob’s phlebotomist job board.

How Much Do Phlebotomists Earn in Each State?

The table below compares phlebotomist salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020). You can also find data for the number of phlebotomists in each state as well as the number of phlebotomists per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics.

Phlebotomist Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
California
$45,970
12590
0.766
District of Columbia
$44,280
-
-
New York
$43,370
5800
0.667
Massachusetts
$40,790
3390
1.012
Washington
$40,770
2400
0.751
Alaska
$40,690
240
0.811
Connecticut
$40,220
1310
0.851
Maryland
$39,630
2370
0.939
Rhode Island
$39,600
860
1.949
Delaware
$39,590
450
1.046
Oregon
$39,360
2180
1.205
Minnesota
$39,180
1710
0.631
New Hampshire
$38,530
710
1.145
New Jersey
$38,360
5630
1.488
Pennsylvania
$37,510
6120
1.110
Colorado
$37,220
1910
0.740
Virginia
$36,810
3080
0.833
Wisconsin
$36,660
2750
1.013
Nevada
$36,160
450
0.361
Illinois
$35,660
5070
0.901
Arizona
$34,960
1330
0.468
Texas
$34,910
11260
0.931
North Carolina
$34,780
5350
1.248
Ohio
$34,630
5920
1.152
North Dakota
$34,600
490
1.219
Michigan
$34,490
3420
0.873
Vermont
$34,350
220
0.793
Georgia
$34,020
4430
1.027
Florida
$33,870
7270
0.861
Indiana
$33,530
2840
0.974
Kansas
$33,420
1210
0.906
South Carolina
$32,940
2170
1.079
Idaho
$32,460
600
0.838
Utah
$32,260
1190
0.802
New Mexico
$32,250
930
1.182
Nebraska
$32,040
700
0.742
Alabama
$31,810
2180
1.146
Maine
$31,730
420
0.724
Wyoming
$31,650
190
0.722
Montana
$31,510
500
1.089
Tennessee
$31,350
2330
0.801
Kentucky
$31,270
2260
1.268
Iowa
$31,210
1240
0.843
West Virginia
$30,920
1100
1.690
Missouri
$30,870
2470
0.916
Arkansas
$30,500
780
0.662
Oklahoma
$30,070
1740
1.115
Mississippi
$29,670
1180
1.094
Louisiana
$29,650
2390
1.324
South Dakota
$28,650
380
0.924
Puerto Rico
$19,200
340
0.417