Phlebotomists

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Total Workforce

124k

Average Age

38.3

Average Salary

$31,415

Average Male Salary

$34,505

Average Female Salary

$30,803

About

Phlebotomists are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Phlebotomists was $31,415 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Phlebotomists by wage are Transportation attendants, except flight attendants, Baggage porters, bellhops, & concierges, and Data entry keyers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Phlebotomists are Provo City PUMA, UT. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Phlebotomists are Provo City PUMA, UT.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Phlebotomists and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Phlebotomists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Phlebotomists, by average wage, is Home health care services. Phlebotomists are paid most in Northwest Lower Peninsula (East) PUMA, MI but are relatively concentrated in Provo City PUMA, UT.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$31,415

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,551

In 2018, Phlebotomists earned an average of $31,415, $22,473 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Data entry keyers make somewhat more than Phlebotomists while Transportation attendants, except flight attendants make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Phlebotomists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.228

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Phlebotomists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.228, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Phlebotomists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Phlebotomists.

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Industries by Share

124k

2018 Workforce

± 8,636

13.4%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.98%

The number of people employed as Phlebotomists has been growing at a rate of 13.4%, from 109,193 people in 2017 to 123,840 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Phlebotomists employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Phlebotomists at  41.3%, followed by Other health care services with 40.2% and Outpatient care centers with 5.94%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Phlebotomists in the US. The average age of male Phlebotomists in the workforce is 37.4 and of female Phlebotomists is 38.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Phlebotomists is White.

Gender Composition

20.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,513

103k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,890

83.5% of Phlebotomists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Phlebotomists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Phlebotomists

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

63.5% of Phlebotomists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 23.7% of Phlebotomists, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Phlebotomists.

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Age by Gender

37.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.32

38.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.974

The median age of Phlebotomists is 38.3, and Male employees are generally 1.07 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Phlebotomists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Phlebotomists is Health but a relatively high number of Phlebotomists hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Phlebotomists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Phlebotomists need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Active Listening, and Service Orientation. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Phlebotomists need more than the average amount of Quality Control Analysis, Troubleshooting, and Equipment Selection.

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