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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
14,740 5.7 % $14.23 $29,600 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.36 $10.65 $12.45 $15.47 $20.95
Annual Wage (2) $19,460 $22,150 $25,890 $32,190 $43,570


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 8,310 2.68 $13.34 $27,740
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,240 1.99 $15.47 $32,180
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,950 0.04 $16.54 $34,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,620 0.03 $14.34 $29,820
Taxi and Limousine Service 120 0.16 $13.08 $27,210

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 8,310 2.68 $13.34 $27,740
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,240 1.99 $15.47 $32,180
Taxi and Limousine Service 120 0.16 $13.08 $27,210
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,950 0.04 $16.54 $34,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,620 0.03 $14.34 $29,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (8) (8) $20.22 $42,060
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $17.14 $35,650
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 50 0.01 $16.75 $34,850
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,950 0.04 $16.54 $34,410
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,240 1.99 $15.47 $32,180


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)
California 1,310 0.08 0.75 $19.60 $40,770
Pennsylvania 1,150 0.20 1.95 $14.87 $30,940
New York 990 0.10 1.04 $16.56 $34,450
Georgia 990 0.22 2.20 $14.72 $30,620
Texas 850 0.07 0.68 $12.64 $26,280




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 250 0.60 5.97 $14.04 $29,210
Vermont 140 0.45 4.52 $13.82 $28,730
South Carolina 770 0.37 3.65 $11.28 $23,450
West Virginia 250 0.36 3.57 $13.14 $27,330
Wyoming 80 0.30 3.00 $10.87 $22,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 60 0.04 0.40 $21.28 $44,270
California 1,310 0.08 0.75 $19.60 $40,770
New York 990 0.10 1.04 $16.56 $34,450
Massachusetts 370 0.10 1.01 $15.65 $32,560
Arizona 150 0.05 0.53 $15.62 $32,500





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 970 0.10 1.00 $16.77 $34,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 520 0.19 1.88 $17.43 $36,250
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 470 0.74 7.37 $12.17 $25,320
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 330 0.07 0.70 $12.01 $24,980
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 250 0.10 0.95 $12.81 $26,640
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 250 0.09 0.90 $16.17 $33,640
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 170 0.65 6.45 $11.08 $23,040
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 170 0.40 3.96 $11.61 $24,140
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 160 0.10 1.04 $13.83 $28,760
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 130 0.22 2.22 $14.47 $30,090




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)
Florence, SC 90 1.00 9.94 $9.60 $19,970
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 470 0.74 7.37 $12.17 $25,320
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 170 0.65 6.45 $11.08 $23,040
Morgantown, WV 40 0.55 5.49 $11.89 $24,740
Lafayette, LA 100 0.48 4.81 (8) (8)
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 100 0.44 4.35 $12.38 $25,760
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 170 0.40 3.96 $11.61 $24,140
Rochester, MN 40 0.32 3.15 $12.69 $26,400
Columbia, SC 100 0.26 2.59 $11.90 $24,740
Salisbury, MD-DE 40 0.25 2.45 $12.99 $27,020




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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 520 0.19 1.88 $17.43 $36,250
Dothan, AL (8) (8) (8) $17.27 $35,930
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 970 0.10 1.00 $16.77 $34,890
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA (8) (8) (8) $16.44 $34,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 250 0.09 0.90 $16.17 $33,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.03 0.34 $15.91 $33,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $15.83 $32,940
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (8) (8) (8) $15.18 $31,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $15.08 $31,360
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $14.75 $30,690

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 Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.79 7.85 $11.55 $24,020
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 2.29 22.81 $13.18 $27,410
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 4.54 $13.47 $28,020
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 7.44 $9.80 $20,380
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.72 7.15 $9.09 $18,910

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)
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 2.29 22.81 $13.18 $27,410
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 1.15 11.44 $12.71 $26,430
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 1.01 10.04 (8) (8)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.82 8.15 $13.44 $27,950
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.79 7.85 $11.55 $24,020

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)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 4.79 $15.77 $32,810
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.53 $32,310
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.42 $32,070
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 2.54 $15.15 $31,500
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.29 2.88 $14.09 $29,300


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020