Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
19,350 4.4 % $12.26 $25,490 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.49 $9.55 $11.58 $14.15 $17.46
Annual Wage (2) $17,650 $19,850 $24,080 $29,430 $36,310


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 11,690 4.21 $11.86 $24,670
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,710 2.86 $12.30 $25,590
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,130 0.04 $12.64 $26,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,710 0.03 $13.85 $28,800
Outpatient Care Centers 230 0.03 $11.28 $23,450

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 11,690 4.21 $11.86 $24,670
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,710 2.86 $12.30 $25,590
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 160 0.07 $13.52 $28,120
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,130 0.04 $12.64 $26,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,710 0.03 $13.85 $28,800

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) $15.46 $32,160
Offices of Physicians 100 (7) $15.23 $31,680
Other Support Services 60 0.02 $15.05 $31,300
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 80 0.01 $13.90 $28,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,710 0.03 $13.85 $28,800


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 1,930 0.13 0.89 $12.85 $26,730
Pennsylvania 1,840 0.32 2.27 $12.61 $26,240
New York 1,620 0.18 1.29 $12.77 $26,560
New Jersey 1,280 0.33 2.30 $12.79 $26,610
Washington 930 0.32 2.24 $16.12 $33,540



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 340 0.77 5.36 $10.35 $21,530
Mississippi 480 0.44 3.06 $9.96 $20,710
West Virginia 270 0.39 2.71 $8.94 $18,600
South Carolina 680 0.36 2.54 $10.69 $22,230
Alabama 640 0.34 2.40 $10.81 $22,480



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 930 0.32 2.24 $16.12 $33,540
Massachusetts 820 0.25 1.72 $15.28 $31,780
Nebraska 110 0.12 0.82 $15.25 $31,730
Connecticut 90 0.06 0.39 $14.39 $29,930
Maryland 170 0.07 0.47 $13.88 $28,870




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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.21 1.50 $13.32 $27,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 950 0.23 1.63 $13.16 $27,370
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 850 0.46 3.19 $12.35 $25,690
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 790 0.53 3.71 $16.29 $33,880
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 520 0.41 2.87 $12.97 $26,990
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 430 0.42 2.97 $12.22 $25,410
Pittsburgh, PA 420 0.37 2.60 $13.87 $28,860
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 360 0.73 5.07 $12.38 $25,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 290 0.12 0.86 $11.37 $23,650
Kansas City, MO-KS 250 0.25 1.76 $12.27 $25,530



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)
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 180 0.86 5.98 $8.59 $17,860
Tyler, TX 70 0.78 5.47 (8) (8)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 360 0.73 5.07 $12.38 $25,750
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 90 0.65 4.54 $11.12 $23,120
Worcester, MA-CT 150 0.59 4.12 $12.30 $25,590
Wausau, WI 40 0.59 4.12 $12.76 $26,530
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 790 0.53 3.71 $16.29 $33,880
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 110 0.50 3.47 $10.71 $22,270
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 120 0.47 3.26 $11.79 $24,530
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 850 0.46 3.19 $12.35 $25,690



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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 790 0.53 3.71 $16.29 $33,880
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.19 1.29 $15.51 $32,260
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.11 0.75 $15.47 $32,170
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.26 $14.63 $30,420
Asheville, NC 50 0.26 1.82 $14.20 $29,550
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 70 0.20 1.41 $14.16 $29,450
Baltimore-Towson, MD 120 0.10 0.67 $14.11 $29,350
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $13.99 $29,090
Pittsburgh, PA 420 0.37 2.60 $13.87 $28,860
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $13.76 $28,620

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)
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 1.73 12.07 $9.15 $19,020
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.07 7.49 $8.38 $17,430
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 6.70 $8.57 $17,830
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.56 3.92 $13.13 $27,310
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 2.68 $12.86 $26,740

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)
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 1.73 12.07 $9.15 $19,020
East Central North Dakota 60 1.36 9.46 $12.82 $26,650
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.07 7.49 $8.38 $17,430
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 1.05 7.32 $10.30 $21,420
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 6.70 $8.57 $17,830

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)
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.71 $34,750
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.21 $31,640
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.37 $13.15 $27,350
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.56 3.92 $13.13 $27,310
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 2.68 $12.86 $26,740


About May 2014 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 mean 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015