Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
18,080 5.6 % $11.68 $24,300 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.12 $9.09 $10.97 $13.53 $16.57
Annual Wage (2) $16,890 $18,910 $22,820 $28,140 $34,470


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 10,250 4.00 $11.20 $23,290
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,600 3.11 $12.22 $25,420
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,980 0.04 $12.05 $25,060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,910 0.04 $12.83 $26,680
Home Health Care Services 190 0.02 $11.03 $22,940

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 10,250 4.00 $11.20 $23,290
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,600 3.11 $12.22 $25,420
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 190 0.08 $12.49 $25,990
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 150 0.07 $12.31 $25,610
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,980 0.04 $12.05 $25,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 50 (7) $13.82 $28,740
Offices of Physicians 150 0.01 $13.34 $27,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,910 0.04 $12.83 $26,680
Outpatient Care Centers 130 0.02 $12.69 $26,390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 190 0.08 $12.49 $25,990


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)
New York 1,620 0.19 1.36 $13.81 $28,710
Ohio 1,400 0.28 1.99 $9.72 $20,210
Pennsylvania 1,340 0.24 1.71 $10.84 $22,550
California 950 0.07 0.48 $13.42 $27,900
New Jersey 920 0.24 1.73 $12.17 $25,320




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)
West Virginia 690 0.99 6.99 $9.41 $19,580
North Dakota 250 0.67 4.76 $9.59 $19,950
Mississippi 530 0.49 3.49 $9.06 $18,850
Maine 260 0.46 3.27 $10.78 $22,410
South Carolina 560 0.32 2.24 $10.11 $21,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 840 0.27 1.88 $15.74 $32,740
Arkansas 100 0.09 0.62 $14.62 $30,410
New York 1,620 0.19 1.36 $13.81 $28,710
California 950 0.07 0.48 $13.42 $27,900
Arizona 420 0.18 1.25 $13.01 $27,060





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 1,150 0.23 1.61 $13.24 $27,540
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.43 3.08 $12.24 $25,460
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 390 0.23 1.63 $15.44 $32,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.08 0.54 $14.00 $29,110
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 0.50 $13.80 $28,710
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 230 2.08 14.75 $9.61 $19,980
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 220 1.10 7.81 $12.44 $25,880
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 1.10 $12.32 $25,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 150 0.09 0.63 $12.13 $25,220
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 120 0.15 1.06 $13.40 $27,860




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)
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 230 2.08 14.75 $9.61 $19,980
Flagstaff, AZ 80 1.39 9.85 $8.91 $18,520
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 220 1.10 7.81 $12.44 $25,880
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.43 3.08 $12.24 $25,460
Fort Smith, AR-OK 40 0.40 2.82 $9.99 $20,780
Asheville, NC 50 0.32 2.24 $10.29 $21,410
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 80 0.30 2.14 $11.93 $24,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 390 0.23 1.63 $15.44 $32,120
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.23 1.61 $13.24 $27,540
Jackson, MS 60 0.22 1.59 $9.83 $20,440




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)
Tucson, AZ 70 0.20 1.43 $23.02 $47,880
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $18.00 $37,450
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.11 $33,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 390 0.23 1.63 $15.44 $32,120
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 90 0.09 0.65 $15.23 $31,690
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.49 $14.76 $30,700
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) $14.55 $30,270
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 40 0.07 0.48 $14.17 $29,470
Baton Rouge, LA 50 0.14 0.98 $14.13 $29,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.08 0.54 $14.00 $29,110

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)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 460 3.47 24.60 $9.83 $20,450
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 1.07 7.62 $9.44 $19,630
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 150 1.40 9.91 $8.58 $17,840
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.68 4.83 $8.58 $17,840
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 140 0.75 5.33 $10.67 $22,190

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)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 460 3.47 24.60 $9.83 $20,450
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 3.32 23.53 $9.33 $19,410
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 150 1.40 9.91 $8.58 $17,840
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 1.07 7.62 $9.44 $19,630
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 1.04 7.34 $9.69 $20,150

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 Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.65 4.63 $14.72 $30,610
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 3.21 $14.42 $29,990
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.01 $29,150
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.43 $27,940
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 1.06 $12.81 $26,640


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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