Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
18,540 5.0 % $11.97 $24,900 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.28 $9.36 $11.27 $13.84 $17.02
Annual Wage (2) $17,220 $19,480 $23,440 $28,780 $35,410


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 10,220 3.88 $11.46 $23,840
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,960 3.35 $12.95 $26,930
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,270 0.04 $12.11 $25,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,780 0.03 $12.80 $26,630
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 210 0.09 $12.82 $26,670

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 10,220 3.88 $11.46 $23,840
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,960 3.35 $12.95 $26,930
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 210 0.09 $12.82 $26,670
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 140 0.06 $12.20 $25,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,270 0.04 $12.11 $25,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 120 0.01 $13.93 $28,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $13.38 $27,830
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,960 3.35 $12.95 $26,930
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 210 0.09 $12.82 $26,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,780 0.03 $12.80 $26,630


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 1,790 0.21 1.47 $13.76 $28,620
Pennsylvania 1,350 0.24 1.70 $11.48 $23,880
Ohio 1,310 0.26 1.83 $10.11 $21,030
New Jersey 1,090 0.29 2.01 $12.76 $26,540
Massachusetts 920 0.29 2.02 $15.70 $32,660




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 630 0.89 6.26 $9.72 $20,220
North Dakota 250 0.62 4.32 $9.13 $18,980
Mississippi 450 0.41 2.90 $9.14 $19,020
South Carolina 670 0.37 2.62 $10.26 $21,340
Maine 190 0.33 2.35 $11.57 $24,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 920 0.29 2.02 $15.70 $32,660
Illinois 610 0.11 0.76 $14.34 $29,840
New York 1,790 0.21 1.47 $13.76 $28,620
Wyoming 60 0.20 1.39 $13.55 $28,180
California 760 0.05 0.37 $13.43 $27,930





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 1,420 0.27 1.93 $13.92 $28,960
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 760 0.41 2.91 $11.42 $23,750
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.43 3.02 $11.91 $24,770
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.24 1.71 $15.50 $32,230
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 340 0.27 1.93 $15.19 $31,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.41 $14.14 $29,420
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 220 0.27 1.92 $11.17 $23,230
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 200 0.99 6.96 $11.91 $24,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.37 $15.04 $31,290
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 1.32 $12.67 $26,360




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 200 0.99 6.96 $11.91 $24,780
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 90 0.85 6.01 (8) (8)
Flagstaff, AZ 40 0.72 5.05 $9.28 $19,300
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 150 0.71 4.97 $9.89 $20,580
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 160 0.62 4.39 $11.58 $24,090
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 180 0.62 4.33 $11.47 $23,860
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.43 3.02 $11.91 $24,770
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 760 0.41 2.91 $11.42 $23,750
Fort Smith, AR-OK 50 0.41 2.89 $9.94 $20,660
Canton-Massillon, OH 60 0.38 2.68 $9.46 $19,670




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.04 $43,760
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) $18.55 $38,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.24 1.71 $15.50 $32,230
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 340 0.27 1.93 $15.19 $31,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.37 $15.04 $31,290
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.19 1.31 $14.62 $30,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.41 $14.14 $29,420
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 50 0.09 0.61 $14.10 $29,320
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.94 $29,000
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.27 1.93 $13.92 $28,960

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 400 3.01 21.12 $10.15 $21,100
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 230 1.46 10.22 $9.65 $20,070
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 200 1.89 13.28 $8.45 $17,570
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 150 0.85 6.00 $15.66 $32,580
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.93 6.50 $9.69 $20,150

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 400 3.01 21.12 $10.15 $21,100
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 2.04 14.34 $9.63 $20,030
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 200 1.89 13.28 $8.45 $17,570
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 230 1.46 10.22 $9.65 $20,070
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 0.98 6.88 $9.72 $20,220

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 150 0.85 6.00 $15.66 $32,580
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.80 $30,780
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.76 $30,710
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.48 $14.12 $29,370
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.26 $27,580


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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