Phlebotomist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Phlebotomist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $43,980
New York $40,630
District of Columbia $41,300
Alaska $39,570
Massachusetts $38,880
Rhode Island $38,580
New Hampshire $36,060
Maryland $39,040
Washington $38,010
Connecticut $38,460
Oregon $38,010
Delaware $37,860
Minnesota $37,700
Nevada $37,010
New Jersey $37,300
Virginia $35,240
Colorado $35,130
Vermont $34,260
Wisconsin $34,940
Ohio $33,870
North Dakota $31,400
Texas $32,280
Michigan $31,920
South Carolina $31,180
Florida $31,670
Montana $29,960
Georgia $31,640
Indiana $30,865
Illinois $30,437
Wyoming $30,980
North Carolina $31,700
Nebraska $30,810
Oklahoma $30,360
Missouri $30,460
Utah $30,020
Maine $30,670
Kentucky $29,280
West Virginia $29,250
Tennessee $29,330
Louisiana $29,220
Idaho $28,947
New Mexico $28,080
Pennsylvania $28,936
Mississippi $29,350
Kansas $28,244
Arizona $28,372
South Dakota $27,600
Arkansas $26,757
Alabama $26,468
Iowa $25,195
Puerto Rico $22,820

How much does a Phlebotomist earn?

If you’re starting your career as a phlebotomist, you can expect between $10.46 and $12.27 hourly, or $21,760 and $25,510 annually. With the right certification in hand and ample experience, however, you can be paid according to the 90% percentile, which is $20.77 hourly, or $43,190 annually.

The state you work in determines how much you get paid. Some of the highest phlebotomist salaries are paid in California, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, Colorado, and New Mexico. Salaries in these states can reach $26 per hour. States like New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, and Vermont offer average wages at $18 per hour. You may want to avoid states like Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana where phlebotomist salaries are only $8 per hour. One of the main reasons behind this varying pay scale is the standard of living in each state.

Here the average hourly rates and annual salaries of some types of phlebotomist technicians according to PayScale.com:

Blood Donor Phlebotomist – $13.13/hour or $23,000/year
Psc Site Coordinator – $15.31/hour or $68,000/year
Phlebotomy Lab Assistant – $12.97/hour or $24,000/year
Phlebotomy Technician – $12.97/hour or $30,000/year
Mobile Phlebotomist – $12.97/hour or $25,000/year

How do phlebotomist salaries compare to similar careers?

Phlebotomists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than paramedics but more than psychiatric aides.

Career Median Salary
Paramedic salary $35K
Optician salary $34K
Dental assistant salary $33K
Veterinary technologist salary $32K
Medical and clinical laboratory technician salary $31K
Phlebotomist salary $32K
Psychiatric technician salary $31K
Medical secretary salary $30K
Pharmacy technician salary $29K
Psychiatric aide salary $29K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)