Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
52,940 2.4 % $13.73 $28,550 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.42 $10.65 $12.83 $16.01 $19.32
Annual Wage (2) $19,590 $22,150 $26,690 $33,290 $40,180


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 37,930 0.70 $13.78 $28,660
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,070 0.31 $11.67 $24,280
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,430 0.16 $10.67 $22,190
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,250 0.49 $17.46 $36,320
Offices of Physicians 1,100 0.04 $14.41 $29,960

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 37,930 0.70 $13.78 $28,660
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,250 0.49 $17.46 $36,320
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,070 0.31 $11.67 $24,280
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,430 0.16 $10.67 $22,190
Outpatient Care Centers 1,100 0.13 $16.50 $34,330

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 1,250 0.49 $17.46 $36,320
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 230 0.10 $16.77 $34,880
Outpatient Care Centers 1,100 0.13 $16.50 $34,330
Local Government (OES Designation) 730 0.01 $15.97 $33,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 720 0.02 $15.39 $32,010


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)
New York 4,800 0.53 1.40 $17.13 $35,640
California 4,430 0.28 0.74 $18.28 $38,010
Texas 3,910 0.33 0.88 $11.55 $24,030
Illinois 3,000 0.51 1.35 $15.10 $31,420
South Carolina 2,800 1.41 3.75 $10.87 $22,600




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)
South Carolina 2,800 1.41 3.75 $10.87 $22,600
Delaware 380 0.86 2.29 $14.83 $30,850
Louisiana 1,310 0.68 1.80 $9.96 $20,730
New Jersey 2,460 0.62 1.65 $13.43 $27,940
Georgia 2,530 0.60 1.59 $13.50 $28,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,430 0.28 0.74 $18.28 $38,010
Hawaii 80 0.13 0.34 $17.69 $36,800
Minnesota 320 0.11 0.30 $17.45 $36,290
New York 4,800 0.53 1.40 $17.13 $35,640
Massachusetts 1,680 0.49 1.29 $16.57 $34,460





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,890 0.59 1.56 $16.96 $35,270
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,840 0.51 1.34 $15.04 $31,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,760 0.69 1.83 $14.44 $30,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.31 0.83 $17.17 $35,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,100 0.38 1.00 $12.21 $25,390
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,030 0.76 2.03 $13.84 $28,780
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,020 2.56 6.80 $11.22 $23,350
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,010 0.56 1.48 $17.61 $36,630
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 960 0.75 1.99 $17.08 $35,530
Pittsburgh, PA 840 0.74 1.97 $14.20 $29,530




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)
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,020 2.56 6.80 $11.22 $23,350
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 110 1.92 5.08 $15.92 $33,110
Lubbock, TX 210 1.48 3.92 $9.94 $20,670
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 460 1.40 3.73 $10.43 $21,690
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 180 1.30 3.46 $12.31 $25,610
Columbia, SC 400 1.08 2.87 $10.82 $22,510
Terre Haute, IN 70 1.03 2.74 $11.94 $24,830
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 40 1.00 2.66 $10.69 $22,240
Charlottesville, VA 110 0.99 2.62 $13.78 $28,660
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 310 0.89 2.36 (8) (8)




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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.24 0.63 $24.64 $51,260
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 240 0.23 0.60 $20.97 $43,610
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.95 $43,570
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 390 0.43 1.13 $19.75 $41,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 490 0.36 0.95 $19.41 $40,360
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.20 0.53 $19.22 $39,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.11 0.30 $18.59 $38,680
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 0.20 0.52 $18.32 $38,100
Urban Honolulu, HI 70 0.16 0.43 $17.71 $36,840
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,010 0.56 1.48 $17.61 $36,630

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 140 0.79 2.09 $10.66 $22,180
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.77 2.05 $10.41 $21,650
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.72 1.90 $11.73 $24,390
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.00 2.65 $11.58 $24,080
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.22 0.59 $11.53 $23,980

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)
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.00 2.65 $11.58 $24,080
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 140 0.79 2.09 $10.66 $22,180
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.77 2.05 $10.41 $21,650
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.72 1.90 $11.73 $24,390
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 1.34 $12.21 $25,390

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)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.46 $13.44 $27,950
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 0.82 $12.80 $26,620
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.40 $12.58 $26,170
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 1.34 $12.49 $25,980
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 1.34 $12.21 $25,390


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017