Phlebotomist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Phlebotomist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $47,080
District of Columbia $46,550
New York $46,380
Rhode Island $46,210
Massachusetts $44,830
Washington $42,840
Connecticut $38,730
Maryland $38,490
New Hampshire $38,270
Alaska $38,220
Colorado $38,220
New Jersey $38,220
Delaware $38,200
Minnesota $38,070
Oregon $38,070
Arizona $38,000
Illinois $37,830
Wisconsin $37,660
Michigan $37,440
North Dakota $37,210
Pennsylvania $37,120
Montana $37,070
Georgia $37,060
Virginia $36,970
North Carolina $36,820
Ohio $36,590
Vermont $36,590
Nevada $36,380
Florida $36,360
Tennessee $36,360
Indiana $36,210
Missouri $36,120
Texas $36,070
Idaho $36,020
South Carolina $35,790
Kansas $35,500
Kentucky $35,130
Maine $34,710
Hawaii $34,670
Arkansas $31,280
Utah $30,910
Iowa $30,640
Nebraska $30,640
New Mexico $30,540
Wyoming $30,460
Alabama $30,100
Louisiana $30,100
Oklahoma $30,100
West Virginia $30,100
South Dakota $30,010
Mississippi $29,990
Guam $19,290
Puerto Rico $18,860

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 Nebraska. On average, they make less than medical administrative assistants but more than veterinary assistants.

Career Median Salary
Medical administrative assistant salary $37K
Medical transcriptionist salary $37K
Veterinary technologist salary $37K
Medical assistant salary $37K
Pharmacy technician salary $37K
Phlebotomist salary $31K
Psychiatric technician salary $37K
Optician salary $30K
Veterinary assistant salary $29K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)