Phlebotomist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Phlebotomist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $39,570
Alabama $26,468
Arkansas $26,757
Arizona $28,372
California $43,980
Colorado $35,130
Connecticut $38,460
District of Columbia $41,300
Delaware $37,860
Florida $31,670
Georgia $31,640
Guam $19,290
Hawaii $34,670
Iowa $25,195
Idaho $28,947
Illinois $30,437
Indiana $30,865
Kansas $28,244
Kentucky $29,280
Louisiana $29,220
Massachusetts $38,880
Maryland $39,040
Maine $30,670
Michigan $31,920
Minnesota $37,700
Missouri $30,460
Mississippi $29,350
Montana $29,960
North Carolina $31,700
North Dakota $31,400
Nebraska $30,810
New Hampshire $36,060
New Jersey $37,300
New Mexico $28,080
Nevada $37,010
New York $40,630
Ohio $33,870
Oklahoma $30,360
Oregon $38,010
Pennsylvania $28,936
Puerto Rico $22,820
Rhode Island $38,580
South Carolina $31,180
South Dakota $27,600
Tennessee $29,330
Texas $32,280
Utah $30,020
Virginia $35,240
Vermont $34,260
Washington $38,010
Wisconsin $34,940
West Virginia $29,250
Wyoming $30,980

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 ophthalmic medical technicians but more than medical secretaries.

Career Median Salary
Ophthalmic medical technician salary $35K
Psychiatric technician salary $35K
Optician salary $34K
Medical transcriptionist salary $32K
Dental assistant salary $32K
Phlebotomist salary $31K
Veterinary technologist salary $30K
Pharmacy technician salary $30K
Medical assistant salary $29K
Medical secretary salary $27K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)