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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians
Industry profile for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians
Geographic profile for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians

National estimates for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,120 4.8 % $ 14.76 $ 30,700 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.93 $ 11.36 $ 13.43 $ 15.81 $ 19.92
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,660 $ 23,620 $ 27,930 $ 32,880 $ 41,440


Industry profile for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 7,890 2.56 $ 13.81 $ 28,730
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 1,890 1.96 $ 16.49 $ 34,300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,880 0.03 $ 16.72 $ 34,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,720 0.03 $ 15.00 $ 31,200
Offices of Physicians 70 0.00 $ 14.94 $ 31,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 7,890 2.56 $ 13.81 $ 28,730
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 1,890 1.96 $ 16.49 $ 34,300
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,720 0.03 $ 15.00 $ 31,200
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,880 0.03 $ 16.72 $ 34,780
Facilities Support Services 40 0.02 $ 14.77 $ 30,730

Top paying industries for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $ 19.16 $ 39,850
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,880 0.03 $ 16.72 $ 34,780
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 1,890 1.96 $ 16.49 $ 34,300
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,720 0.03 $ 15.00 $ 31,200
Offices of Physicians 70 (7) $ 14.94 $ 31,070


Geographic profile for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,430 0.12 1.17 $ 13.46 $ 28,010
California 1,360 0.08 0.82 $ 19.68 $ 40,930
Pennsylvania 1,090 0.20 1.94 $ 15.83 $ 32,920
Georgia 990 0.23 2.26 $ 15.98 $ 33,230
Illinois 750 0.13 1.31 $ 12.99 $ 27,020




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 240 0.60 5.89 $ 13.58 $ 28,250
Montana 240 0.54 5.29 $ 12.15 $ 25,260
Vermont 130 0.45 4.44 $ 14.61 $ 30,380
Wyoming 120 0.44 4.33 $ 11.55 $ 24,020
West Virginia 220 0.34 3.30 $ 12.68 $ 26,380




Top paying states for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,360 0.08 0.82 $ 19.68 $ 40,930
Arizona 200 0.07 0.68 $ 17.86 $ 37,140
New York 440 0.05 0.50 $ 16.61 $ 34,540
Washington 50 0.02 0.16 $ 16.59 $ 34,510
Maryland 140 0.06 0.55 $ 16.28 $ 33,860





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 610 0.23 2.27 $ 17.86 $ 37,140
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 490 0.06 0.55 $ 16.32 $ 33,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 430 0.10 0.98 $ 13.22 $ 27,490
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 400 0.66 6.54 $ 12.67 $ 26,340
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 230 0.87 8.57 $ 11.78 $ 24,500
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 220 0.09 0.88 $ 13.68 $ 28,450
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 200 0.08 0.75 $ 15.78 $ 32,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 190 0.09 0.90 $ 17.89 $ 37,210
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 140 0.37 3.64 $ 12.13 $ 25,230
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 130 0.11 1.08 $ 17.00 $ 35,350




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beckley, WV 50 1.25 12.33 $ 10.39 $ 21,610
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 230 0.87 8.57 $ 11.78 $ 24,500
Florence, SC 60 0.74 7.32 $ 10.62 $ 22,100
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 400 0.66 6.54 $ 12.67 $ 26,340
Morgantown, WV 40 0.58 5.73 $ 11.76 $ 24,450
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 140 0.37 3.64 $ 12.13 $ 25,230
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 80 0.36 3.50 $ 12.95 $ 26,930
Columbia, SC 110 0.31 3.03 $ 11.90 $ 24,750
Salisbury, MD-DE 40 0.29 2.85 $ 13.56 $ 28,200
Flint, MI 30 0.27 2.69 $ 12.59 $ 26,180




Top paying metropolitan areas for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 80 0.16 1.57 $ 18.88 $ 39,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 190 0.09 0.90 $ 17.89 $ 37,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 610 0.23 2.27 $ 17.86 $ 37,140
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 100 0.08 0.79 $ 17.25 $ 35,880
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 1.06 $ 17.23 $ 35,850
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 130 0.11 1.08 $ 17.00 $ 35,350
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $ 16.98 $ 35,310
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA (8) (8) (8) $ 16.52 $ 34,360
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 490 0.06 0.55 $ 16.32 $ 33,940
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 16.29 $ 33,880

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 2.51 24.70 $ 13.49 $ 28,050
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 4.94 $ 12.76 $ 26,550
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 1.27 12.47 $ 12.32 $ 25,630
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.80 7.83 $ 9.49 $ 19,730
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 4.02 $ 14.14 $ 29,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 2.51 24.70 $ 13.49 $ 28,050
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 1.27 12.47 $ 12.32 $ 25,630
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 1.02 10.03 (8) (8)
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.80 7.83 $ 9.49 $ 19,730
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 6.84 $ 13.55 $ 28,190

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 3.44 $ 17.10 $ 35,570
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 3.65 $ 16.06 $ 33,410
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 3.47 $ 15.73 $ 32,720
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 2.96 $ 15.61 $ 32,470
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 4.71 $ 15.25 $ 31,730


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