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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
11,710 5.7 % $ 14.93 $ 31,060 2.2 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.80 $ 11.69 $ 14.00 $ 16.69 $ 22.47
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,460 $ 24,320 $ 29,120 $ 34,720 $ 46,740


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

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 6,180 1.98 $ 13.80 $ 28,700
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,610 0.03 $ 15.36 $ 31,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,260 0.02 $ 16.17 $ 33,630
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 1,220 1.44 (8) (8)
Outpatient Care Centers 380 0.04 $ 15.16 $ 31,530

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 6,180 1.98 $ 13.80 $ 28,700
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 1,220 1.44 (8) (8)
Outpatient Care Centers 380 0.04 $ 15.16 $ 31,530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,610 0.03 $ 15.36 $ 31,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,260 0.02 $ 16.17 $ 33,630

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)
Offices of Physicians (8) (8) $ 21.99 $ 45,740
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (8) (8) $ 18.40 $ 38,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,260 0.02 $ 16.17 $ 33,630
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $ 15.60 $ 32,440
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,610 0.03 $ 15.36 $ 31,940


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

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.



Map of employment of ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians by state, May 2021


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)
Georgia 1,200 0.27 3.30 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
Illinois 850 0.15 1.82 $ 13.50 $ 28,080
California 750 0.05 0.54 $ 17.15 $ 35,660
Pennsylvania 720 0.13 1.56 $ 13.03 $ 27,100
Florida 620 0.07 0.87 $ 14.13 $ 29,380


Map of location quotient of ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians by state, May 2021


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 190 0.47 5.70 $ 12.24 $ 25,450
West Virginia 190 0.29 3.54 $ 12.18 $ 25,320
Mississippi 310 0.28 3.42 $ 10.87 $ 22,620
Georgia 1,200 0.27 3.30 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
South Carolina 540 0.26 3.12 $ 13.17 $ 27,390


Map of annual mean wages of ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians by state, May 2021


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)
Rhode Island 60 0.13 1.57 $ 20.86 $ 43,400
Georgia 1,200 0.27 3.30 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) $ 18.57 $ 38,620
Maryland 240 0.10 1.15 $ 18.06 $ 37,570
Tennessee 490 0.16 1.98 $ 17.74 $ 36,910



Map of employment of ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians by area, May 2021


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 960 0.37 4.48 $ 19.89 $ 41,380
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 500 0.12 1.43 $ 14.54 $ 30,250
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 400 0.05 0.55 $ 18.30 $ 38,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 310 0.05 0.66 $ 17.86 $ 37,160
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 260 0.43 5.21 $ 13.34 $ 27,750
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 250 0.10 1.25 $ 14.77 $ 30,730
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 200 0.07 0.89 $ 14.46 $ 30,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 150 0.05 0.60 $ 15.98 $ 33,240
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 140 0.05 0.65 $ 17.48 $ 36,350
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 140 0.11 1.30 $ 18.08 $ 37,610


Map of location quotient of ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians by area, May 2021


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)
Salisbury, MD-DE 80 0.54 6.45 $ 16.37 $ 34,050
Springfield, IL 40 0.46 5.51 $ 13.30 $ 27,660
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 260 0.43 5.21 $ 13.34 $ 27,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 960 0.37 4.48 $ 19.89 $ 41,380
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 90 0.36 4.32 $ 12.50 $ 25,990
Columbia, SC 130 0.35 4.25 $ 12.75 $ 26,520
Peoria, IL 50 0.33 4.03 $ 13.16 $ 27,370
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 120 0.31 3.71 $ 12.61 $ 26,240
Jackson, MS 50 0.22 2.67 $ 10.78 $ 22,420
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 60 0.19 2.26 $ 13.71 $ 28,520


Map of annual mean wages of ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians by area, May 2021


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 60 0.12 1.45 $ 20.48 $ 42,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 960 0.37 4.48 $ 19.89 $ 41,380
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 40 0.02 0.22 $ 19.76 $ 41,090
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 90 0.09 1.08 $ 18.90 $ 39,310
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 110 0.09 1.10 $ 18.48 $ 38,430
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 400 0.05 0.55 $ 18.30 $ 38,060
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 140 0.11 1.30 $ 18.08 $ 37,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 310 0.05 0.66 $ 17.86 $ 37,160
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 140 0.05 0.65 $ 17.48 $ 36,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.04 0.45 $ 17.27 $ 35,920

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.52 6.24 $ 12.44 $ 25,880
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 6.74 $ 10.37 $ 21,580
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.28 15.44 $ 12.94 $ 26,910
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 5.89 $ 13.96 $ 29,030
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 4.54 $ 12.08 $ 25,130

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 80 1.28 15.44 $ 12.94 $ 26,910
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 7.96 $ 10.67 $ 22,200
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 7.59 $ 13.88 $ 28,870
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 0.60 7.18 $ 12.57 $ 26,140
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 6.74 $ 10.37 $ 21,580

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 4.05 $ 16.15 $ 33,580
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.49 $ 14.67 $ 30,510
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.45 $ 14.06 $ 29,240
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 5.89 $ 13.96 $ 29,030
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 7.59 $ 13.88 $ 28,870


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022