Training Requirements for Phlebotomists

Phlebotomists need a postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for Phlebotomists
Percent
Less than High School 1.0
High School 23.5
Some College 47.4
Associates Degree 17.6
Bachelors Degree 8.3
Masters Degree 1.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.2

Employment Outlook for Phlebotomists

This represents about 112,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 28,000 more phlebotomists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 51,000 more.

Typical Income for Phlebotomists

Hourly Income

On average,phlebotomists make $16.22 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Phlebotomists $11.22 $13.15 $15.72 $18.65 $22.52
Healthcare support occupations $9.51 $10.91 $13.42 $17.11 $21.93
Other healthcare support occupations $10.69 $12.98 $15.95 $19.37 $23.98
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations $10.77 $12.98 $15.81 $19.09 $23.44
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, phlebotomists make $33,750 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Phlebotomists $23,330 $27,350 $32,710 $38,800 $46,850
Healthcare support occupations $19,780 $22,690 $27,910 $35,580 $45,620
Other healthcare support occupations $22,230 $27,010 $33,170 $40,280 $49,890
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations $22,410 $27,000 $32,880 $39,710 $48,750
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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