How Much do Phlebotomists Make?

Do phlebotomists make a lot of money? What is the average pay for phlebotomists?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, phlebotomists in the United States earn an average of $36,480 a year, equivalent to $17.54 an hour. Phlebotomists make 32% less than the average American worker.

Phlebotomists in California are the best paid, making $45,940 a year, while phlebotomists in South Dakota make the least at $27,950.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Phlebotomist Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $23.92 $49,750
75th $19.95 $41,490
50th $17.07 $35,510
25th $14.36 $29,860
10th $12.50 $26,000
Phlebotomist Wages by State

In what states do phlebotomists make the most? In what states do phlebotomists make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $14.97 $31,140
Alaska $20.24 $42,100
Arizona $16.50 $34,330
Arkansas $14.58 $30,330
California $22.09 $45,940
Colorado $17.53 $36,470
Connecticut $19.45 $40,460
Delaware $19.25 $40,040
Florida $16.27 $33,840
Georgia $15.40 $32,040
Hawaii $19.52 $40,610
Idaho $15.92 $33,110
Illinois $16.85 $35,040
Indiana $16.75 $34,840
Iowa $15.18 $31,560
Kansas $16.01 $33,300
Kentucky $15.31 $31,840
Louisiana $14.76 $30,710
Maine $15.48 $32,200
Maryland $19.10 $39,720
Massachusetts $19.55 $40,660
Michigan $16.16 $33,610
Minnesota $18.55 $38,590
Mississippi $14.31 $29,760
Missouri $15.45 $32,140
Montana $15.25 $31,710
Nebraska $15.92 $33,110
Nevada $18.95 $39,410
New Hampshire $18.29 $38,040
New Jersey $18.81 $39,110
New Mexico $16.04 $33,370
New York $20.65 $42,950
North Carolina $16.01 $33,300
North Dakota $16.42 $34,150
Ohio $16.71 $34,760
Oklahoma $15.27 $31,770
Oregon $19.47 $40,500
Pennsylvania $16.75 $34,830
Rhode Island $19.38 $40,300
South Carolina $15.66 $32,570
South Dakota $13.44 $27,950
Tennessee $15.11 $31,440
Texas $16.21 $33,720
Utah $15.57 $32,390
Vermont $16.56 $34,450
Virginia $18.26 $37,970
Washington $19.89 $41,380
West Virginia $14.93 $31,050
Wisconsin $17.67 $36,760
Wyoming $15.70 $32,660
Metro Areas Where Phlebotomists Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Salinas, CA $28.18 $58,610
San Francisco, CA $25.98 $54,040
Redding, CA $25.15 $52,310
San Diego, CA $24.33 $50,610
Santa Rosa, CA $24.18 $50,300
San Jose, CA $24.16 $50,250
Sacramento, CA $23.86 $49,630
Vallejo, CA $23.58 $49,050
Santa Cruz, CA $23.52 $48,930
Santa Barbara, CA $23.10 $48,060
Phlebotomist Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $17.54 $36,480
2018 $17.10 $35,560
2017 $16.69 $34,710
2016 $16.22 $33,750
2015 $15.76 $32,770
2014 $15.33 $31,890
2013 $15.10 $31,410
2012 $14.86 $30,910