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The 10 States With The Highest Phlebotomist Salaries For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 1 month ago

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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do phlebotomists get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for phlebotomists by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for phlebotomists by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for phlebotomists after this adjustment? That would be Phlebotomists.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Delaware
  2. Minnesota
  3. Indiana
  4. Illinois
  5. Washington
  6. Nevada
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Kansas
  9. Ohio
  10. Michigan

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for phlebotomists from the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $45030, so our index value would be:

$45,030 * (100 / 135.9) = $33,134

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for phlebotomists.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Phlebotomist Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Delaware $38,579 $39,120 101.4
2 Minnesota $38,323 $38,630 100.8
3 Indiana $38,312 $34,290 89.5
4 Illinois $38,150 $36,090 94.6
5 Washington $37,461 $39,410 105.2
6 Nevada $37,095 $38,320 103.3
7 Wisconsin $36,704 $35,530 96.8
8 Kansas $36,585 $32,890 89.9
9 Ohio $36,492 $34,230 93.8
10 Michigan $36,460 $32,450 89.0
11 Texas $36,383 $33,000 90.7
12 Virginia $35,674 $35,960 100.8
13 Oklahoma $35,392 $31,570 89.2
14 Georgia $35,218 $32,190 91.4
15 Wyoming $35,032 $32,160 91.8
16 Nebraska $34,934 $32,000 91.6
17 Idaho $34,657 $31,920 92.1
18 Missouri $34,646 $31,320 90.4
19 Colorado $34,489 $35,800 103.8
20 Alabama $34,451 $31,420 91.2
21 Kentucky $34,397 $31,130 90.5
22 Mississippi $34,295 $29,460 85.9
23 North Carolina $34,153 $32,070 93.9
24 New Hampshire $34,076 $39,870 117.0
25 Pennsylvania $33,895 $34,370 101.4
26 Oregon $33,866 $39,150 115.6
27 Iowa $33,802 $30,760 91.0
28 Tennessee $33,657 $30,090 89.4
29 Utah $33,645 $31,290 93.0
30 North Dakota $33,541 $33,340 99.4
31 Arizona $33,479 $32,810 98.0
32 California $33,134 $45,030 135.9
33 Rhode Island $33,082 $39,930 120.7
34 Arkansas $32,939 $28,690 87.1
35 Florida $32,838 $32,280 98.3
36 West Virginia $32,334 $30,200 93.4
37 Alaska $32,257 $42,290 131.1
38 Montana $31,984 $32,240 100.8
39 Maryland $31,681 $39,760 125.5
40 Louisiana $31,613 $29,970 94.8
41 South Carolina $31,431 $31,180 99.2
42 New Jersey $31,246 $38,090 121.9
43 New York $31,015 $40,630 131.0
44 Connecticut $30,783 $39,310 127.7
45 New Mexico $30,777 $29,700 96.5
46 Massachusetts $29,962 $39,970 133.4
47 Vermont $29,512 $35,740 121.1
48 Maine $28,149 $31,190 110.8
49 South Dakota $26,682 $27,670 103.7
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