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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

31-1132 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. Excludes "Nursing Assistants" (31-1131). Psychiatric orderlies are included in "Psychiatric Aides" (31-1133).


National estimates for Orderlies
Industry profile for Orderlies
Geographic profile for Orderlies

National estimates for Orderlies:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Orderlies:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
43,570 1.9 % $ 15.28 $ 31,780 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Orderlies:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.70 $ 12.35 $ 14.44 $ 17.56 $ 21.42
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,260 $ 25,680 $ 30,030 $ 36,530 $ 44,550


Industry profile for Orderlies:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Orderlies:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 35,530 0.63 $ 15.28 $ 31,770
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,680 0.11 $ 12.64 $ 26,290
Offices of Physicians 1,270 0.05 $ 15.46 $ 32,160
Outpatient Care Centers 970 0.10 $ 19.78 $ 41,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 580 0.02 $ 16.09 $ 33,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Orderlies:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 35,530 0.63 $ 15.28 $ 31,770
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 570 0.21 $ 15.09 $ 31,380
Facilities Support Services 310 0.19 $ 14.47 $ 30,090
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,680 0.11 $ 12.64 $ 26,290
Outpatient Care Centers 970 0.10 $ 19.78 $ 41,150

Top paying industries for Orderlies:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 970 0.10 $ 19.78 $ 41,150
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 240 0.10 $ 19.10 $ 39,730
Home Health Care Services 80 0.01 $ 18.23 $ 37,910
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 190 (7) $ 18.19 $ 37,840
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 450 0.02 $ 16.62 $ 34,560


Geographic profile for Orderlies:

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





States with the highest employment level in Orderlies:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,660 0.22 0.71 $ 21.07 $ 43,830
New York 3,210 0.37 1.18 $ 19.20 $ 39,940
New Jersey 2,800 0.74 2.36 $ 15.86 $ 32,990
Texas 2,530 0.21 0.67 $ 13.05 $ 27,140
Pennsylvania 2,500 0.45 1.45 $ 14.58 $ 30,330




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 390 0.91 2.91 $ 16.43 $ 34,180
New Jersey 2,800 0.74 2.36 $ 15.86 $ 32,990
Maryland 1,420 0.56 1.79 $ 14.21 $ 29,550
Louisiana 1,000 0.55 1.77 $ 11.40 $ 23,710
South Carolina 1,110 0.55 1.75 $ 12.39 $ 25,760




Top paying states for Orderlies:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,660 0.22 0.71 $ 21.07 $ 43,830
Hawaii 90 0.16 0.51 $ 19.68 $ 40,940
New York 3,210 0.37 1.18 $ 19.20 $ 39,940
Minnesota 650 0.24 0.77 $ 18.85 $ 39,200
Alaska 70 0.24 0.76 $ 18.50 $ 38,480





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Orderlies:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,090 0.46 1.48 $ 18.43 $ 38,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,820 0.67 2.15 $ 15.42 $ 32,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,560 0.36 1.14 $ 15.37 $ 31,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,400 0.24 0.77 $ 19.27 $ 40,080
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,140 0.44 1.40 $ 17.55 $ 36,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 950 0.32 1.02 $ 13.57 $ 28,220
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 920 0.52 1.65 $ 14.88 $ 30,950
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 870 0.67 2.15 $ 13.72 $ 28,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 770 0.25 0.81 $ 15.24 $ 31,700
St. Louis, MO-IL 720 0.56 1.78 $ 12.75 $ 26,520




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 150 1.17 3.74 $ 14.46 $ 30,080
Lubbock, TX 150 1.09 3.47 $ 11.11 $ 23,110
Evansville, IN-KY 160 1.06 3.38 $ 14.44 $ 30,030
Trenton, NJ 230 1.01 3.23 (8) (8)
Erie, PA 110 1.01 3.21 $ 13.42 $ 27,900
Battle Creek, MI 40 0.91 2.92 $ 12.69 $ 26,390
Fort Wayne, IN 180 0.87 2.78 $ 14.51 $ 30,170
Rockford, IL 100 0.76 2.42 $ 13.85 $ 28,820
Kankakee, IL 30 0.72 2.28 $ 14.06 $ 29,250
Corpus Christi, TX 130 0.71 2.28 $ 12.13 $ 25,240




Top paying metropolitan areas for Orderlies:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 250 0.25 0.81 $ 26.09 $ 54,270
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 400 0.17 0.55 $ 24.80 $ 51,580
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 0.34 1.09 $ 24.60 $ 51,170
Santa Rosa, CA 30 0.18 0.57 $ 20.89 $ 43,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 300 0.16 0.51 $ 20.55 $ 42,750
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 0.19 0.60 $ 20.03 $ 41,670
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $ 19.79 $ 41,160
Bakersfield, CA 80 0.26 0.84 $ 19.28 $ 40,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,400 0.24 0.77 $ 19.27 $ 40,080
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 140 0.10 0.31 $ 18.66 $ 38,810

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Orderlies:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.54 1.74 $ 16.73 $ 34,800
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 1.61 $ 10.78 $ 22,430
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 1.42 4.54 $ 10.21 $ 21,250
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 1.66 $ 13.42 $ 27,920
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 1.44 $ 12.18 $ 25,340

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 1.42 4.54 $ 10.21 $ 21,250
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 1.75 $ 11.51 $ 23,930
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.54 1.74 $ 16.73 $ 34,800
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 1.66 $ 13.42 $ 27,920
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 1.61 $ 10.78 $ 22,430

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Orderlies:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.54 1.74 $ 16.73 $ 34,800
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.85 $ 15.58 $ 32,410
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.84 $ 14.92 $ 31,040
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 0.99 $ 14.90 $ 30,990
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.11 $ 14.77 $ 30,710


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021