Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
17,300 5.4 % $12.31 $25,600 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.83 $9.96 $11.46 $13.90 $17.29
Annual Wage (2) $18,360 $20,720 $23,850 $28,910 $35,960


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 10,710 3.71 $11.63 $24,190
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,370 2.25 $13.17 $27,380
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,910 0.04 $13.36 $27,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,340 0.02 $13.98 $29,080
Outpatient Care Centers 130 0.02 $12.70 $26,420

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 10,710 3.71 $11.63 $24,190
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,370 2.25 $13.17 $27,380
Taxi and Limousine Service 120 0.14 $10.63 $22,100
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 110 0.05 $13.53 $28,140
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,910 0.04 $13.36 $27,790

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 60 0.03 $16.60 $34,520
Offices of Physicians 80 (7) $15.90 $33,060
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $15.35 $31,920
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 70 0.01 $15.08 $31,370
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,340 0.02 $13.98 $29,080


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)
Pennsylvania 2,290 0.40 3.23 $11.77 $24,470
New York 1,930 0.21 1.72 $13.79 $28,680
California 1,490 0.09 0.76 $12.20 $25,380
Ohio 940 0.18 1.43 $10.59 $22,030
Georgia 890 0.21 1.71 $11.62 $24,170




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 390 0.91 7.37 $10.68 $22,220
Maine 270 0.46 3.73 $13.16 $27,380
South Carolina 870 0.44 3.57 $11.44 $23,800
Pennsylvania 2,290 0.40 3.23 $11.77 $24,470
West Virginia 240 0.35 2.83 $9.94 $20,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 70 0.14 1.12 $16.51 $34,340
Massachusetts 640 0.18 1.50 $15.49 $32,210
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $15.36 $31,940
North Carolina 250 0.06 0.47 $14.84 $30,860
Washington 290 0.09 0.77 $14.63 $30,430





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 1,490 0.23 1.84 $13.88 $28,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.20 1.65 $12.18 $25,340
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 580 0.65 5.29 $12.24 $25,450
Pittsburgh, PA 550 0.48 3.91 $12.59 $26,180
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 480 0.37 3.04 $14.06 $29,240
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 260 0.14 1.16 $13.48 $28,040
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 250 0.24 1.94 $10.75 $22,360
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 230 0.59 4.79 $11.30 $23,510
Columbus, OH 230 0.23 1.83 $11.04 $22,960
Columbia, SC 220 0.58 4.71 $11.47 $23,850




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 90 0.72 5.83 $11.55 $24,020
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 180 0.71 5.76 $10.27 $21,350
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 580 0.65 5.29 $12.24 $25,450
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 130 0.60 4.88 $9.75 $20,280
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 230 0.59 4.79 $11.30 $23,510
Columbia, SC 220 0.58 4.71 $11.47 $23,850
Pittsburgh, PA 550 0.48 3.91 $12.59 $26,180
Morgantown, WV 30 0.48 3.93 $10.03 $20,850
Bakersfield, CA 130 0.43 3.51 $12.16 $25,300
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 480 0.37 3.04 $14.06 $29,240




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)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 120 0.10 0.81 $16.56 $34,450
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 60 0.32 2.58 $15.23 $31,690
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.20 1.64 $15.00 $31,200
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 60 0.16 1.27 $14.50 $30,150
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.23 $29,600
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 480 0.37 3.04 $14.06 $29,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.03 0.28 $13.98 $29,070
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.23 1.84 $13.88 $28,860
Jackson, MS 40 0.17 1.36 $13.71 $28,520
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) $13.65 $28,390

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)
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 170 2.80 22.76 $10.41 $21,650
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.48 3.88 $9.84 $20,460
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.91 7.35 $9.53 $19,820
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 90 0.60 4.90 $9.96 $20,720
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 5.13 $10.01 $20,820

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)
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 170 2.80 22.76 $10.41 $21,650
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 1.47 11.93 $11.19 $23,270
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.02 8.27 $8.73 $18,150
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.96 7.78 (8) (8)
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.91 7.35 $9.53 $19,820

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.54 4.35 $14.86 $30,900
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.50 $14.45 $30,050
Far East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.31 $29,750
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.31 $27,690
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.39 3.16 $12.10 $25,160


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.

(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 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