Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
17,410 4.3 % $10.17 $21,140 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.50 $7.68 $9.49 $11.66 $14.57
Annual Wage (2) $13,520 $15,980 $19,740 $24,250 $30,310

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other ambulatory health care services 8,060 $9.56 $19,880
Other ground passenger transportation 3,530 $10.17 $21,160
General medical and surgical hospitals 2,180 $10.29 $21,400
Local government (OES designation) 1,520 $12.94 $26,910
School and employee bus transportation 200 $11.25 $23,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Local government (OES designation) 1,520 $12.94 $26,910
School and employee bus transportation 200 $11.25 $23,400
Home health care services 180 $10.99 $22,860
Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals 140 $10.77 $22,400
Community care facilities for the elderly 40 $10.58 $22,000

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Montana 150 $7.69 $16,000 0.037%
West Virginia 220 $7.44 $15,480 0.032%
New York 2,530 $10.18 $21,170 0.031%
Mississippi 340 $7.79 $16,210 0.031%
South Carolina 490 $8.32 $17,310 0.028%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
California 1,270 $13.37 $27,800 0.009%
Colorado 240 $13.20 $27,450 0.011%
Massachusetts 460 $12.25 $25,490 0.015%
New Mexico (7) $11.98 $24,910 (7)
Tennessee 310 $11.68 $24,290 0.012%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC MSA 220 $8.02 $16,690 0.047%
Syracuse, NY MSA 150 $9.29 $19,330 0.045%
Scranton—Wilkes-Barre—Hazleton, PA MSA 110 $7.98 $16,590 0.040%
New York, NY PMSA 1,600 $10.12 $21,060 0.040%
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 150 $10.30 $21,430 0.038%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA (7) $23.70 $49,300 (7)
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA (7) $18.29 $38,040 (7)
Denver, CO PMSA (7) $15.86 $32,990 (7)
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 200 $15.67 $32,580 0.005%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 70 $13.53 $28,150 0.007%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Estimates not released.

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May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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