Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
18,380 5.3 % $11.98 $24,920 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.29 $9.32 $11.35 $13.87 $17.05
Annual Wage (2) $17,240 $19,380 $23,610 $28,860 $35,450


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 11,080 4.09 $11.55 $24,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,230 0.04 $12.45 $25,900
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 1,920 2.15 $12.32 $25,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,840 0.03 $13.27 $27,610
Outpatient Care Centers 230 0.03 $11.25 $23,400

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 Ambulatory Health Care Services 11,080 4.09 $11.55 $24,020
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 1,920 2.15 $12.32 $25,630
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 190 0.08 $12.87 $26,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,230 0.04 $12.45 $25,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,840 0.03 $13.27 $27,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Services 60 0.02 $14.44 $30,030
Offices of Physicians 140 0.01 $13.53 $28,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,840 0.03 $13.27 $27,610
Individual and Family Services (8) (8) $12.98 $27,010
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 190 0.08 $12.87 $26,780


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)
Pennsylvania 1,830 0.33 2.35 $11.67 $24,280
California 1,550 0.11 0.76 $13.57 $28,230
Ohio 1,080 0.21 1.53 $10.23 $21,280
New York 980 0.11 0.82 $13.31 $27,690
Washington 910 0.32 2.32 $15.40 $32,020




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)
North Dakota 260 0.60 4.35 $9.84 $20,460
West Virginia 360 0.51 3.70 $8.66 $18,020
Mississippi 530 0.49 3.53 $9.81 $20,410
South Carolina 650 0.36 2.57 $10.08 $20,960
Pennsylvania 1,830 0.33 2.35 $11.67 $24,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 80 0.09 0.65 $15.87 $33,010
Washington 910 0.32 2.32 $15.40 $32,020
Massachusetts 850 0.26 1.89 $14.18 $29,490
Arkansas 90 0.07 0.54 $14.13 $29,390
California 1,550 0.11 0.76 $13.57 $28,230





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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.66 4.73 $11.79 $24,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 650 0.12 0.89 $13.58 $28,250
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 350 0.36 2.58 $11.86 $24,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 340 0.15 1.06 $12.09 $25,150
Toledo, OH 320 1.06 7.67 $10.97 $22,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 270 0.15 1.11 $12.93 $26,890
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 220 0.17 1.26 $15.62 $32,490
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.35 $13.25 $27,560
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 170 0.86 6.21 $12.03 $25,030
Kansas City, MO-KS 170 0.18 1.27 $11.15 $23,200




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)
Gainesville, GA 90 1.17 8.48 $12.99 $27,020
Toledo, OH 320 1.06 7.67 $10.97 $22,820
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 100 0.91 6.58 $9.69 $20,150
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 170 0.86 6.21 $12.03 $25,030
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 150 0.69 4.95 $10.46 $21,750
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.66 4.73 $11.79 $24,520
Worcester, MA-CT 140 0.58 4.19 $11.57 $24,070
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 140 0.56 4.01 $11.33 $23,560
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 160 0.52 3.77 $11.12 $23,130
State College, PA 30 0.47 3.43 $13.29 $27,640




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 (8) (8) (8) $21.93 $45,610
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.11 0.78 $15.89 $33,040
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 220 0.17 1.26 $15.62 $32,490
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.19 1.39 $14.88 $30,950
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 50 0.09 0.62 $14.05 $29,220
Asheville, NC 50 0.27 1.92 $13.89 $28,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.87 $28,860
Greensboro-High Point, NC 70 0.22 1.55 $13.82 $28,740
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 80 0.25 1.79 $13.78 $28,660
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 650 0.12 0.89 $13.58 $28,250

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 190 1.43 10.35 $8.22 $17,090
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 1.72 12.44 $8.80 $18,300
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.19 8.59 $9.04 $18,810
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 4.07 $9.27 $19,280
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.23 1.69 $10.46 $21,770

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)
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 2.01 14.53 $10.31 $21,450
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 1.72 12.44 $8.80 $18,300
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.43 10.35 $8.22 $17,090
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.19 8.59 $9.04 $18,810
East Central North Dakota 40 1.05 7.58 $12.07 $25,100

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)
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.32 $33,940
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.90 $31,000
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 2.24 $14.75 $30,680
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.69 $30,550
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.61 $28,310


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.

(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