Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

31-1015 Orderlies

Transport patients to areas such as operating rooms or x-ray rooms using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds. May maintain stocks of supplies or clean and transport equipment. Psychiatric orderlies are included in "Psychiatric Aides" (31-1013). Excludes "Nursing Assistants" (31-1014).


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)
52,030 2.4 % $12.66 $26,340 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.60 $9.94 $11.75 $14.69 $17.92
Annual Wage (2) $17,880 $20,660 $24,440 $30,550 $37,270


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)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 37,320 0.71 $12.77 $26,570
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,760 0.35 $10.86 $22,580
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,260 0.15 $10.29 $21,400
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,150 0.02 $15.34 $31,900
State Government (OES Designation) 1,110 0.05 $13.46 $28,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 37,320 0.71 $12.77 $26,570
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,760 0.35 $10.86 $22,580
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 490 0.20 $13.79 $28,690
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,260 0.15 $10.29 $21,400
Outpatient Care Centers 750 0.11 $13.90 $28,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 420 0.07 $16.87 $35,090
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,150 0.02 $15.34 $31,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $15.16 $31,530
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 110 0.04 $14.64 $30,450
Home Health Care Services 310 0.03 $14.54 $30,230


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)
California 5,040 0.34 0.87 $17.28 $35,940
Texas 5,030 0.46 1.17 $10.89 $22,650
New York 3,850 0.45 1.14 $14.13 $29,400
Florida 2,790 0.37 0.95 $10.52 $21,890
South Carolina 2,590 1.42 3.62 $10.25 $21,310




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)
South Carolina 2,590 1.42 3.62 $10.25 $21,310
Oklahoma 1,790 1.15 2.93 $11.22 $23,340
Massachusetts 2,250 0.69 1.76 $15.01 $31,230
New Jersey 2,390 0.63 1.60 $13.03 $27,100
Indiana 1,810 0.63 1.61 $11.74 $24,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,040 0.34 0.87 $17.28 $35,940
Hawaii 70 0.11 0.29 $16.07 $33,420
Rhode Island 200 0.45 1.14 $15.13 $31,460
Massachusetts 2,250 0.69 1.76 $15.01 $31,230
Nevada 240 0.20 0.52 $14.94 $31,070





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 2,450 0.47 1.19 $15.30 $31,820
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,900 0.69 1.76 $11.14 $23,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.34 0.86 $15.33 $31,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.35 0.89 $13.94 $29,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,070 0.61 1.56 $14.30 $29,750
Oklahoma City, OK 1,000 1.67 4.25 $11.08 $23,050
Baltimore-Towson, MD 990 0.77 1.97 $12.93 $26,890
Pittsburgh, PA 890 0.78 2.00 $13.38 $27,830
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 860 0.94 2.39 $11.97 $24,900
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 830 0.84 2.14 $12.57 $26,140




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)
Sumter, SC 210 6.37 16.23 $9.14 $19,000
Florence, SC 170 2.11 5.37 $9.74 $20,260
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 70 1.73 4.40 $11.69 $24,320
Oklahoma City, OK 1,000 1.67 4.25 $11.08 $23,050
Tuscaloosa, AL 120 1.32 3.37 $9.94 $20,670
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 390 1.27 3.24 $9.38 $19,510
Binghamton, NY 120 1.15 2.93 $11.05 $22,990
Tulsa, OK 440 1.04 2.64 $12.08 $25,130
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 480 0.97 2.48 $9.85 $20,480
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 110 0.96 2.46 $11.85 $24,650




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 540 0.58 1.47 $21.74 $45,230
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 40 0.21 0.54 $20.96 $43,600
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.30 0.76 $20.76 $43,190
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.61 $42,870
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 60 0.22 0.55 $18.38 $38,230
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 80 0.88 2.24 $18.35 $38,170
Modesto, CA 70 0.42 1.06 $17.69 $36,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.13 0.33 $17.16 $35,680
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 380 0.30 0.75 $17.14 $35,640
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.78 $34,910

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)
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 270 2.42 6.16 $10.91 $22,680
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 170 1.28 3.26 $11.90 $24,760
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 160 0.97 2.48 $10.53 $21,900
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 150 1.28 3.27 $10.31 $21,450
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.60 1.53 $9.63 $20,020

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)
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 270 2.42 6.16 $10.91 $22,680
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 1.91 4.87 $9.80 $20,380
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 150 1.28 3.27 $10.31 $21,450
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 170 1.28 3.26 $11.90 $24,760
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 160 0.97 2.48 $10.53 $21,900

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.62 $16.79 $34,920
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.60 1.53 $15.21 $31,640
Central New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.03 $31,270
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.87 $12.80 $26,630
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.63 $26,260


About May 2013 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014