What Are the Top 5 States With the Highest Phlebotomy Tech Salary?

The Bureau of Labor statistics groups phlebotomists with medical assistants in classifying them for purposes of wage statistics. (The other closest classification is “medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians.” This one however focuses more on analyzing the specimens collected than just blood drawing.)

According to BLS report as of May 2011, there were about 539,220 medical assistants (phlebotomists included) employed during the cut-off period. They were paid a mean hourly wage of $14.51 and a mean annual wage of $30,170. The top 10 percent of medical assistants earned $19.62 per hour, or $40,810 per year. This does not take into account however the length of tenure which could translate to higher earnings per hour and per year.

For those who want to know “what are the top 5 states with the highest phlebotomy technician salary,” BLS has compiled the following data:

State Hourly Mean Wage (in US$) Annual mean wage (in US$)

  • Alaska 18.84 39,200
  • District of Columbia 17.79 37,010
  • Massachusetts 17.36 36,100
  • Hawaii 16.60 34,530
  • Washington 16.57 34,470

Further, Alaska employed 1,200 medical assistants during the cut-off period which represents about 4 out of every 1,000 jobs in the state. District of Columbia employed about 3 for every 1,000 jobs, and presently has 1,770 medical assistants working for both private and government hospitals and medical institutions.

Massachusetts employed the largest number of medical assistants compared to 4 other top-paying states, hiring about 5 out of every 1,000 jobholders in the state. Altogether, Massachusetts hired 14,240 medical assistants as of May 2011. Massachusetts is followed by Washington which hired 13,050 medical assistants, or about 5 out of every 1,000 jobholders. Hawaii comes third (out of the 5 top paying states), hiring 3,260 medical assistants as of the cut-off date. This represents about 6 hires in the field out of every 1,000 job holders.

Apart from knowing what are the top 5 states with the highest phlebotomy technician salary, it would also help to know not only the rate of pay but also one’s chances of getting hired for the job. California may not be in top-paying list, but the state, which requires all phlebotomists to be licensed (not just certified) actually hired the most number of medical assistants as of May 2011. California hired 81,860 medical assistants, representing 6 out of every 1,000 jobholders.

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The list is followed by Texas which hired about half of California’s or 48,970 medical assistants. Other states with the highest employment include Florida (37,280), Pennsylvania (24,350) and Ohio (22,980). All states mentioned above except California and Pennsylvania pay in the range of $27,600 to $28,710 annually. California paid their medical assistants $32,300 annually, whereas Pennsylvania paid $30,060 annually as of may 2011.

It appears from additional sources that experience matters equally with training. Medical technician phlebotomists are paid about $40,000 annually compared to just phlebotomists who are not licensed as medical technicians.