Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
52,420 2.7 % $12.82 $26,670 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.71 $9.99 $11.85 $14.71 $18.13
Annual Wage (2) $18,110 $20,790 $24,650 $30,600 $37,710


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 35,560 0.68 $12.88 $26,790
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 6,090 0.37 $10.76 $22,390
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,830 0.22 $10.13 $21,070
State Government (OES Designation) 1,140 0.05 $14.12 $29,370
Offices of Physicians 1,130 0.05 $13.33 $27,720

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 35,560 0.68 $12.88 $26,790
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,030 0.42 $17.40 $36,200
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 6,090 0.37 $10.76 $22,390
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,830 0.22 $10.13 $21,070
Outpatient Care Centers 800 0.11 $14.24 $29,610

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 270 0.05 $17.60 $36,600
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,030 0.42 $17.40 $36,200
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 200 0.09 $15.20 $31,620
Local Government (OES Designation) 890 0.02 $15.01 $31,220
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 290 0.10 $14.90 $30,990


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)
Texas 5,200 0.46 1.19 $10.95 $22,780
New York 4,980 0.57 1.46 $15.55 $32,340
California 4,020 0.27 0.69 $18.28 $38,030
South Carolina 3,500 1.86 4.81 $10.08 $20,980
Florida 2,800 0.37 0.94 $10.65 $22,160



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 3,500 1.86 4.81 $10.08 $20,980
Delaware 310 0.72 1.86 $13.04 $27,120
Oklahoma 1,120 0.71 1.84 $11.21 $23,320
Idaho 400 0.64 1.65 $11.71 $24,350
Massachusetts 2,110 0.63 1.63 $15.07 $31,350



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,020 0.27 0.69 $18.28 $38,030
Hawaii 60 0.10 0.27 $16.24 $33,770
New York 4,980 0.57 1.46 $15.55 $32,340
Rhode Island 180 0.38 0.99 $15.26 $31,730
Massachusetts 2,110 0.63 1.63 $15.07 $31,350




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 3,290 0.61 1.57 $16.82 $34,980
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,830 0.64 1.66 $11.22 $23,350
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.34 0.87 $14.00 $29,130
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,010 0.56 1.45 $14.67 $30,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 980 0.24 0.62 $16.89 $35,120
Pittsburgh, PA 920 0.81 2.09 $12.92 $26,870
Baltimore-Towson, MD 870 0.67 1.74 $12.65 $26,310
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 840 0.84 2.17 $12.38 $25,740
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 810 2.63 6.78 $10.38 $21,600
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 710 0.56 1.45 $16.02 $33,320



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 250 7.25 18.69 $9.32 $19,380
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 810 2.63 6.78 $10.38 $21,600
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 120 2.01 5.19 $15.91 $33,100
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 520 1.68 4.32 $9.81 $20,390
Florence, SC 130 1.61 4.16 $9.25 $19,250
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 60 1.38 3.56 $11.79 $24,520
Anderson, SC 80 1.32 3.39 $9.27 $19,280
Columbia, SC 460 1.28 3.30 $10.08 $20,980
Chico, CA 90 1.20 3.08 (8) (8)
Binghamton, NY 110 1.07 2.76 $12.46 $25,920



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 Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.29 0.74 $22.93 $47,690
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 440 0.45 1.16 $22.01 $45,770
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 50 0.27 0.69 $19.80 $41,170
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 60 0.20 0.51 $18.88 $39,270
Fresno, CA 170 0.51 1.30 $18.63 $38,740
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 80 0.90 2.32 $18.57 $38,620
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.24 0.63 $18.18 $37,820
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 0.20 0.51 $18.10 $37,640
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 210 0.24 0.62 $18.02 $37,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 330 0.27 0.69 $17.33 $36,050

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 450 3.98 10.27 $10.21 $21,230
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 410 1.45 3.75 $9.62 $20,000
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 1.69 4.36 $10.65 $22,160
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 0.77 2.00 $10.99 $22,850
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 2.38 $11.80 $24,540

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 450 3.98 10.27 $10.21 $21,230
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 1.69 4.36 $10.65 $22,160
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 410 1.45 3.75 $9.62 $20,000
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 1.20 3.10 $9.61 $20,000
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 1.11 2.86 $10.23 $21,280

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)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.92 $31,030
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.73 $28,570
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.92 $26,880
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.44 $12.54 $26,080
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 1.16 $12.45 $25,900


About May 2014 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:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015