Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
15,310 5.6 % $12.85 $26,740 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.04 $10.14 $11.66 $14.36 $18.82
Annual Wage (2) $18,810 $21,090 $24,260 $29,860 $39,140


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 9,500 3.18 $12.18 $25,340
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,910 0.03 $14.42 $30,000
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 1,760 1.66 $13.21 $27,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,280 0.02 $14.33 $29,800
Taxi and Limousine Service 190 0.24 $11.38 $23,670

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 9,500 3.18 $12.18 $25,340
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 1,760 1.66 $13.21 $27,470
Taxi and Limousine Service 190 0.24 $11.38 $23,670
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,910 0.03 $14.42 $30,000
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 60 0.02 $17.45 $36,300

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 0.02 $17.45 $36,300
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 70 0.01 $16.28 $33,870
Offices of Physicians 100 (7) $15.79 $32,850
Home Health Care Services 50 (7) $15.46 $32,150
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 50 0.02 $15.03 $31,250


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 2,270 0.39 3.66 $11.50 $23,920
New York 1,170 0.13 1.18 $16.34 $33,980
California 1,120 0.07 0.63 $13.06 $27,170
Ohio 880 0.16 1.52 $12.21 $25,410
Georgia 800 0.19 1.74 $12.68 $26,380




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 400 0.97 9.03 $11.65 $24,220
South Carolina 780 0.39 3.60 $11.69 $24,320
Pennsylvania 2,270 0.39 3.66 $11.50 $23,920
West Virginia 230 0.34 3.16 $11.22 $23,340
Maine 170 0.29 2.66 $13.14 $27,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,170 0.13 1.18 $16.34 $33,980
Nebraska 70 0.07 0.67 $15.98 $33,250
North Carolina 190 0.04 0.42 $15.69 $32,640
Washington 210 0.07 0.62 $15.54 $32,330
Massachusetts 380 0.11 1.01 $15.24 $31,690



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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 990 0.15 1.38 $17.09 $35,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.14 1.29 $12.53 $26,050
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 600 0.67 6.22 $12.36 $25,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 400 0.15 1.41 $14.36 $29,860
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 0.81 $12.38 $25,750
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 310 0.17 1.56 $15.15 $31,510
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 230 0.57 5.35 $11.69 $24,320
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 220 0.43 4.03 $10.49 $21,810
St. Louis, MO-IL 180 0.13 1.22 $10.95 $22,770
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 0.99 $12.45 $25,890


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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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 60 1.05 9.74 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 600 0.67 6.22 $12.36 $25,720
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 230 0.57 5.35 $11.69 $24,320
Bismarck, ND 40 0.55 5.09 (8) (8)
Morgantown, WV 30 0.47 4.40 $10.47 $21,780
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 220 0.43 4.03 $10.49 $21,810
Albuquerque, NM 140 0.37 3.48 $12.67 $26,350
Columbia, SC 120 0.31 2.90 $12.12 $25,210
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 100 0.28 2.60 $15.32 $31,860
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 140 0.25 2.34 $14.53 $30,220


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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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.25 $17.46 $36,320
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 990 0.15 1.38 $17.09 $35,560
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 100 0.28 2.60 $15.32 $31,860
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 310 0.17 1.56 $15.15 $31,510
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.10 0.94 $15.08 $31,370
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 140 0.25 2.34 $14.53 $30,220
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) $14.43 $30,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 400 0.15 1.41 $14.36 $29,860
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.27 $29,690
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 70 0.07 0.66 $13.71 $28,520

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 150 2.61 24.28 $8.94 $18,600
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 1.29 12.00 (8) (8)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 4.86 $10.63 $22,120
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.60 5.54 $9.95 $20,690
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 1.45 13.53 $10.90 $22,660

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 150 2.61 24.28 $8.94 $18,600
Far East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 2.32 21.62 $15.81 $32,880
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 1.45 13.53 $10.90 $22,660
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 1.29 12.00 (8) (8)
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.10 10.26 $11.77 $24,470

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)
Far East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 2.32 21.62 $15.81 $32,880
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.53 $32,300
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 2.17 $13.42 $27,920
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.02 9.54 $13.28 $27,620
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 2.85 $12.48 $25,960


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018