Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
15,380 5.7 % $13.95 $29,010 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.30 $10.51 $12.38 $15.38 $20.48
Annual Wage (2) $19,350 $21,870 $25,750 $32,000 $42,590


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 9,150 2.97 $12.93 $26,890
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,410 2.29 $15.19 $31,590
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,740 0.03 $16.65 $34,640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,390 0.02 $14.57 $30,300
Offices of Physicians 110 0.00 $16.90 $35,160

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 9,150 2.97 $12.93 $26,890
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,410 2.29 $15.19 $31,590
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,740 0.03 $16.65 $34,640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,390 0.02 $14.57 $30,300
Other Support Services 40 0.01 $14.33 $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) $18.84 $39,190
Offices of Physicians 110 (7) $16.90 $35,160
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (8) (8) $16.87 $35,090
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,740 0.03 $16.65 $34,640
Home Health Care Services 30 (7) $15.84 $32,950


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 1,920 0.33 3.10 $13.33 $27,730
New York 1,260 0.13 1.26 $17.44 $36,270
California 1,180 0.07 0.65 $17.32 $36,020
Georgia 1,170 0.27 2.51 $14.19 $29,520
Texas 910 0.07 0.70 $13.22 $27,500




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 300 0.73 6.87 $13.88 $28,860
West Virginia 250 0.36 3.39 $13.42 $27,910
Pennsylvania 1,920 0.33 3.10 $13.33 $27,730
South Carolina 600 0.29 2.74 $12.09 $25,150
New Mexico 230 0.28 2.68 $10.57 $21,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 30 0.02 0.23 $23.55 $48,980
New York 1,260 0.13 1.26 $17.44 $36,270
California 1,180 0.07 0.65 $17.32 $36,020
Massachusetts 310 0.09 0.81 $15.65 $32,560
Nebraska 190 0.20 1.87 $14.98 $31,150





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 1,320 0.14 1.30 $17.31 $36,000
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 730 0.26 2.42 $13.55 $28,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 630 0.24 2.21 $16.32 $33,940
Pittsburgh, PA 440 0.38 3.61 $11.90 $24,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 430 0.09 0.87 $11.92 $24,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 260 0.09 0.88 $15.68 $32,610
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 160 0.06 0.57 $11.96 $24,870
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 150 0.36 3.39 $12.19 $25,350
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 120 0.20 1.90 $14.35 $29,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 100 0.03 0.30 $16.02 $33,310




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)
Gainesville, GA 60 0.71 6.64 $16.50 $34,320
Morgantown, WV 40 0.58 5.50 $11.46 $23,840
Rochester, MN 50 0.40 3.79 $12.21 $25,390
Columbus, GA-AL 50 0.39 3.68 $11.16 $23,210
Pittsburgh, PA 440 0.38 3.61 $11.90 $24,750
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 150 0.36 3.39 $12.19 $25,350
Jackson, MS 90 0.34 3.22 $14.76 $30,710
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 730 0.26 2.42 $13.55 $28,190
Savannah, GA 40 0.25 2.37 $10.39 $21,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 630 0.24 2.21 $16.32 $33,940




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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,320 0.14 1.30 $17.31 $36,000
Gainesville, GA 60 0.71 6.64 $16.50 $34,320
Dothan, AL (8) (8) (8) $16.33 $33,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 630 0.24 2.21 $16.32 $33,940
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (8) (8) (8) $16.29 $33,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 100 0.03 0.30 $16.02 $33,310
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 260 0.09 0.88 $15.68 $32,610
Jackson, MS 90 0.34 3.22 $14.76 $30,710
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.35 $29,860
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 120 0.20 1.90 $14.35 $29,850

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)
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 1.81 17.02 $14.12 $29,380
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.44 4.11 $13.75 $28,610
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 8.33 $14.92 $31,030
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 4.40 $13.09 $27,240
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.72 6.77 $9.15 $19,030

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 120 1.81 17.02 $14.12 $29,380
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 1.42 13.38 $11.47 $23,860
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 8.33 $14.92 $31,030
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 7.55 $13.29 $27,650
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.72 6.77 $9.15 $19,030

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 (8) (8) (8) $17.82 $37,060
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 4.16 $15.80 $32,850
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 3.27 $15.63 $32,500
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 2.81 $15.17 $31,560
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 8.33 $14.92 $31,030


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