How Much Do Phlebotomists Make?

The Typical Phlebotomist Salary and Pay

Before you get any kind of phlebotomy training you want to know the typical phlebotomist salary. It is important to note that there are several factors that go into each phlebotomists’ pay.  Several reasons for this include the location where you work, the experience/ training you have and the specif role you work in at your job.

Determinate of a Phlebotomist’s Salary

A phlebotomist’s salary and pay is based upon several factors. These factors can greatly influence a phlebotomist’s salary. What is a fair pay for one phlebotomist is often different than the fair pay for another.

Amount and Type of Training

The first is the role that you function in with your employer. If you are just a phlebotomist then you may not get paid as much as a phlebotomist / EKG technician. Some phlebotomists are also trained as medical assistants meaning they are eligible for more pay.

Shifts and Working Hours

A phlebotomist’s pay is also based on the house that you work and how often you work. It is not uncommon for night shifts to have a slightly higher pay than day shifts in  hospital settings. There is also the possibility of getting paid overtime for additional shifts and lengthy shifts.

Experience and Pay

Another element to determining a phlebotomist’s pay is the amount of experience and seniority at a job. Typically the more experience you have, the more you can get paid. It is also possible to get paid more the longer you are with a job. A starting pay is often going to be much different and can be as much as 25% less than a phlebotomist with 30% more experience.

Nationwide Phlebotomist Pay Averages

The average hourly wage in the United States for phlebotomists is $14.29. The average annual wage in the US is $30,900. That wage average is based on the 100,000 phlebotomists that work in the United States. The top 25% of phlebotomists make an average of $17.27 per hour. The top 25% make about $35,900 per year. The top 10% of phlebotomists earn $20.48 per hour and about $42,600 per year.

Phlebotomists Salary by State

Average Phlebotomist Pay by State
Average Phlebotomist Pay By State

The pay and salary for phlebotomists varies depending on where you live. In general states that require a license to practice phlebotomy will pay phlebotomists more than states that do not require a license. Some of the pay discrepancy depends upon the cost of living in each state. As for all jobs, states like New York and California will have the highest pay in the nation.

Top Five State for Phlebotomist Salary:

  1. Alaska: $38,800
  2. California: $38,400
  3. Delaware: $37,000
  4. Rhode Island: $36,400
  5. New York: 36,200

Each state has a unique pay depending on several factors including the cost of living, the certification standards in that state and demand for phlebotomists in the area.

Alabama

Average Hourly Wage: $11.80
Average Annual Wage: $24,700

Alaska

Average Hourly Wage: $18.60
Average Annual Wage: $38,800

Arizona

Average Hourly Wage: $15.60
Average Annual Wage: $32,400

Arkansas

Average Hourly Wage: $11.90
Average Annual Wage: $24,900

California

Average Hourly Wage: $18.40
Average Annual Wage: $38,400

Colorado

Average Hourly Wage: $16.60
Average Annual Wage: $34,600

Connecticut

Average Hourly Wage: $16.70
Average Annual Wage: $34,800

Delaware

Average Hourly Wage: $17.80
Average Annual Wage: $37,000

District of Columbia

Average Hourly Wage: $16.30
Average Annual Wage: $34,000

Florida

Average Hourly Wage: $13.10
Average Annual Wage: $27,300

Georgia

Average Hourly Wage: $13.20
Average Annual Wage: $27,500

Hawaii

Average Hourly Wage: $16.00
Average Annual Wage: $33,400

Idaho

Average Hourly Wage: $13.30
Average Annual Wage: $27,700

Illinois

Average Hourly Wage: $15.00
Average Annual Wage: $31,300

Indiana

Average Hourly Wage: $13.40
Average Annual Wage: $28,000

Iowa

Average Hourly Wage: $13.00
Average Annual Wage: $27,200

Kansas

Average Hourly Wage: $14.40
Average Annual Wage: $30,100

Kentucky

Average Hourly Wage: $12.80
Average Annual Wage: $26,700

Louisiana

Average Hourly Wage: $12.10
Average Annual Wage: $25,300

Maine

Average Hourly Wage: $13.90
Average Annual Wage: $29,000

Maryland

Average Hourly Wage: $17.40
Average Annual Wage: $36,100

Massachusetts

Average Hourly Wage: $17.30
Average Annual Wage: $36,000

Michigan

Average Hourly Wage: $13.30
Average Annual Wage: $27,700

Minnesota

Average Hourly Wage: $16.30
Average Annual Wage: $33,900

Mississippi

Average Hourly Wage: $11.50
Average Annual Wage: $24,000

Missouri

Average Hourly Wage: $12.60
Average Annual Wage: $26,200

Montana

Average Hourly Wage: $14.00
Average Annual Wage: $29,100

Nebraska

Average Hourly Wage: $14.50
Average Annual Wage: $30,100

Nevada

Average Hourly Wage: $17.10
Average Annual Wage: $35,600

New Hampshire

Average Hourly Wage: $16.70
Average Annual Wage: $34,700

New Jersey

Average Hourly Wage: $15.70
Average Annual Wage: $32,700

New Mexico

Average Hourly Wage: $13.10
Average Annual Wage: $27,400

New York

Average Hourly Wage: $17.40
Average Annual Wage: $36,200

North Carolina

Average Hourly Wage: $13.30
Average Annual Wage: $27,600

North Dakota

Average Hourly Wage: $12.50
Average Annual Wage: $26,000

Ohio

Average Hourly Wage: $14.30
Average Annual Wage: $29,700

Oklahoma

Average Hourly Wage: $13.00
Average Annual Wage: $27,100

Oregon

Average Hourly Wage: $16.40
Average Annual Wage: $34,200

Pennsylvania

Average Hourly Wage: $14.40
Average Annual Wage: $30,100

Puerto Rico

Average Hourly Wage: $10.50
Average Annual Wage: $21,800

Rhode Island

Average Hourly Wage: $17.50
Average Annual Wage: $36,400

South Carolina

Average Hourly Wage: $12.20
Average Annual Wage: $25,400

South Dakota

Average Hourly Wage: $12.40
Average Annual Wage: $25,900

Tennessee

Average Hourly Wage: $12.50
Average Annual Wage: $26,100

Texas

Average Hourly Wage: $13.30
Average Annual Wage: $27,800

Utah

Average Hourly Wage: $12.60
Average Annual Wage: $26,300

Vermont

Average Hourly Wage: $15.00
Average Annual Wage: $31,200

Virginia

Average Hourly Wage: $15.60
Average Annual Wage: $32,400

Washington

Average Hourly Wage: $16.30
Average Annual Wage: $33,900

West Virginia

Average Hourly Wage: $12.10
Average Annual Wage: $25,300

Wisconsin

Average Hourly Wage: $14.80
Average Annual Wage: $30,900

Wyoming

Average Hourly Wage: $13.30
Average Annual Wage: $27,800

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