Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

31-1015 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. Psychiatric orderlies are included in "Psychiatric Aides" (31-1013). Excludes "Nursing Assistants" (31-1014).


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)
50,100 2.2 % $14.35 $29,840 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.10 $11.33 $13.49 $16.64 $19.93
Annual Wage (2) $21,010 $23,570 $28,060 $34,610 $41,460


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)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 38,890 0.70 $14.49 $30,130
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 3,270 0.20 $12.25 $25,480
Offices of Physicians 1,250 0.05 $15.52 $32,280
Outpatient Care Centers 1,000 0.11 $16.59 $34,510
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 730 0.08 $12.25 $25,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 38,890 0.70 $14.49 $30,130
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 710 0.27 $15.22 $31,660
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 3,270 0.20 $12.25 $25,480
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 270 0.11 $16.99 $35,350
Outpatient Care Centers 1,000 0.11 $16.59 $34,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 50 (7) $17.34 $36,070
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 270 0.11 $16.99 $35,350
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 60 0.02 $16.71 $34,750
Outpatient Care Centers 1,000 0.11 $16.59 $34,510
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 690 0.02 $15.89 $33,050


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 4,460 0.26 0.76 $18.95 $39,410
Texas 4,150 0.34 0.99 $11.83 $24,620
New York 3,240 0.35 1.00 $16.89 $35,130
Illinois 2,920 0.49 1.41 $15.93 $33,140
New Jersey 2,800 0.69 1.99 $14.91 $31,000




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)
Delaware 360 0.80 2.30 $15.78 $32,820
New Jersey 2,800 0.69 1.99 $14.91 $31,000
Massachusetts 2,310 0.65 1.87 $17.31 $36,010
Louisiana 1,080 0.57 1.64 $11.37 $23,650
Indiana 1,580 0.52 1.50 $13.84 $28,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $19.94 $41,470
California 4,460 0.26 0.76 $18.95 $39,410
Hawaii 190 0.29 0.84 $18.90 $39,310
Minnesota 630 0.22 0.63 $18.01 $37,460
Massachusetts 2,310 0.65 1.87 $17.31 $36,010





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 4,310 0.45 1.31 $16.62 $34,580
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,270 0.49 1.41 $15.08 $31,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,840 0.30 0.87 $17.87 $37,170
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,830 0.66 1.91 $17.80 $37,020
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,600 0.54 1.55 $12.30 $25,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,500 0.53 1.52 $14.63 $30,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,230 0.46 1.32 $14.34 $29,820
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 940 0.48 1.37 $14.17 $29,470
St. Louis, MO-IL 870 0.64 1.85 $12.00 $24,960
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 780 0.30 0.87 $12.72 $26,450




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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 130 2.09 6.03 $15.58 $32,410
Trenton, NJ 340 1.49 4.29 $15.61 $32,480
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 250 1.46 4.20 $11.88 $24,710
Lubbock, TX 170 1.19 3.44 $11.15 $23,190
Fort Wayne, IN 240 1.11 3.21 $14.68 $30,530
Tyler, TX 110 1.04 2.99 $11.50 $23,920
Tulsa, OK 410 0.95 2.75 $11.68 $24,290
Charlottesville, VA 100 0.88 2.56 $14.88 $30,940
Erie, PA 100 0.83 2.39 $12.91 $26,850
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 330 0.80 2.30 $10.63 $22,100




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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 250 0.25 0.73 $22.84 $47,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 450 0.30 0.88 $21.93 $45,620
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.23 0.67 $21.23 $44,150
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 320 0.28 0.82 $19.72 $41,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 540 0.22 0.64 $19.41 $40,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 330 0.17 0.49 $19.31 $40,160
Urban Honolulu, HI 170 0.37 1.06 $18.98 $39,470
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.13 0.36 $18.59 $38,670
Bakersfield, CA 70 0.24 0.70 $17.99 $37,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,840 0.30 0.87 $17.87 $37,170

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.59 1.70 $10.21 $21,230
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.29 0.85 $12.25 $25,470
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 1.47 $11.75 $24,440
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.23 $13.44 $27,960
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 1.09 $12.39 $25,780

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)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.66 1.91 $10.38 $21,590
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.59 1.70 $10.21 $21,230
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 1.47 $11.75 $24,440
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.23 $13.44 $27,960
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 1.09 $12.39 $25,780

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.64 $15.01 $31,210
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.88 $30,940
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 0.52 $14.50 $30,160
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.85 $28,820
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.23 $13.44 $27,960


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019