Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians

Drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
19,440 6.0 % $11.60 $24,130 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.89 $8.91 $11.03 $13.50 $16.34
Annual Wage (2) $16,410 $18,520 $22,940 $28,080 $33,990


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 9,960 3.96 $11.26 $23,430
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 3,410 4.28 $11.39 $23,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,470 0.05 $12.49 $25,970
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,100 0.04 $11.99 $24,940
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 210 0.09 $13.97 $29,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 3,410 4.28 $11.39 $23,690
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 9,960 3.96 $11.26 $23,430
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 210 0.09 $13.97 $29,070
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 120 0.06 $12.77 $26,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,470 0.05 $12.49 $25,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 210 0.09 $13.97 $29,070
Offices of Physicians 140 0.01 $13.64 $28,360
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 120 0.06 $12.77 $26,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,470 0.05 $12.49 $25,970
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,100 0.04 $11.99 $24,940


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,340 0.28 1.83 $12.32 $25,630
Pennsylvania 1,490 0.27 1.77 $10.75 $22,350
California 1,280 0.09 0.60 $13.79 $28,670
New Jersey 1,200 0.32 2.08 $12.30 $25,570
Ohio 950 0.19 1.26 $9.19 $19,110




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 750 1.09 7.13 $9.36 $19,460
North Dakota 250 0.69 4.53 $9.90 $20,600
Rhode Island 310 0.68 4.45 $12.54 $26,080
Mississippi 490 0.46 2.98 $9.14 $19,010
Iowa 480 0.34 2.19 $10.64 $22,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 720 0.23 1.51 $15.70 $32,660
Washington 310 0.12 0.75 $15.62 $32,490
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $15.19 $31,600
California 1,280 0.09 0.60 $13.79 $28,670
Arkansas 70 0.06 0.41 $13.43 $27,940

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.41 2.67 $12.15 $25,270
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 450 0.37 2.44 $13.87 $28,850
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 0.75 $12.41 $25,810
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 360 0.68 4.43 $12.65 $26,310
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 340 0.20 1.33 $16.35 $34,000
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.22 1.41 $11.89 $24,720
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 200 0.12 0.79 $12.17 $25,320
Tucson, AZ 150 0.44 2.85 $14.34 $29,820
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 130 0.66 4.30 $9.33 $19,420
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 130 0.61 3.96 $11.77 $24,480




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Flagstaff, AZ 80 1.37 8.94 $8.75 $18,200
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 360 0.68 4.43 $12.65 $26,310
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 130 0.66 4.30 $9.33 $19,420
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 130 0.61 3.96 $11.77 $24,480
Tucson, AZ 150 0.44 2.85 $14.34 $29,820
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.41 2.67 $12.15 $25,270
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 450 0.37 2.44 $13.87 $28,850
Asheville, NC 60 0.35 2.29 $10.22 $21,250
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 80 0.34 2.22 $10.69 $22,230
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 100 0.31 2.00 $14.54 $30,250




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 340 0.20 1.33 $16.35 $34,000
St. Louis, MO-IL 80 0.06 0.40 $15.61 $32,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.11 $15.55 $32,350
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.28 $15.28 $31,780
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL (8) (8) (8) $14.70 $30,580
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 100 0.31 2.00 $14.54 $30,250
Stockton, CA 60 0.28 1.86 $14.53 $30,220
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 70 0.08 0.52 $14.40 $29,960
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $14.38 $29,910
Tucson, AZ 150 0.44 2.85 $14.34 $29,820

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 480 3.73 24.37 $9.83 $20,440
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 200 1.88 12.31 $8.29 $17,230
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 180 1.24 8.12 $9.25 $19,230
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.04 6.81 $8.10 $16,850
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.57 3.70 $8.51 $17,710

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 480 3.73 24.37 $9.83 $20,440
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 2.49 16.25 $10.37 $21,570
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 200 1.88 12.31 $8.29 $17,230
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 90 1.45 9.45 $16.22 $33,740
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 180 1.24 8.12 $9.25 $19,230

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 3.12 $20.60 $42,840
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 90 1.45 9.45 $16.22 $33,740
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 2.89 $15.08 $31,360
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.93 $28,980
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.66 $28,410


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011