Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
19,950 5.1 % $12.25 $25,470 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.74 $9.73 $11.41 $14.01 $17.31
Annual Wage (2) $18,190 $20,230 $23,740 $29,130 $36,000


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 12,770 4.49 $11.87 $24,690
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,380 2.40 $12.32 $25,630
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,160 0.04 $12.85 $26,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,530 0.03 $13.90 $28,920
Outpatient Care Centers 250 0.03 $12.16 $25,290

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 12,770 4.49 $11.87 $24,690
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2,380 2.40 $12.32 $25,630
Taxi and Limousine Service 110 0.13 $10.50 $21,830
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 150 0.06 $13.04 $27,120
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,160 0.04 $12.85 $26,720

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 30 0.01 $16.10 $33,480
Other Support Services 30 0.01 $15.71 $32,680
Offices of Physicians 80 (7) $14.69 $30,550
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 70 0.01 $14.56 $30,280
Individual and Family Services (8) (8) $14.03 $29,190


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 2,490 0.16 1.11 $12.43 $25,860
Pennsylvania 2,120 0.37 2.56 $11.74 $24,420
New York 1,650 0.18 1.27 $12.74 $26,510
Georgia 1,080 0.26 1.81 $12.07 $25,110
Washington 980 0.33 2.27 $16.38 $34,070




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 330 0.73 5.06 $11.70 $24,330
South Carolina 900 0.47 3.22 $10.70 $22,250
West Virginia 260 0.37 2.56 $9.21 $19,160
Pennsylvania 2,120 0.37 2.56 $11.74 $24,420
Washington 980 0.33 2.27 $16.38 $34,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 60 0.12 0.83 $16.86 $35,060
Washington 980 0.33 2.27 $16.38 $34,070
Nebraska 100 0.10 0.71 $16.03 $33,340
North Carolina 310 0.08 0.52 $15.43 $32,090
Massachusetts 930 0.27 1.90 $15.09 $31,380





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 1,460 0.23 1.56 $12.58 $26,160
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 870 0.56 3.89 $16.50 $34,320
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 510 0.58 4.00 $11.91 $24,770
Pittsburgh, PA 420 0.37 2.59 $13.66 $28,410
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 420 0.33 2.27 $13.73 $28,550
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 360 0.71 4.92 $12.48 $25,970
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 280 0.16 1.11 $12.73 $26,490
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 260 0.66 4.59 $10.72 $22,300
Columbus, OH 210 0.21 1.42 $10.75 $22,360
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 190 0.19 1.31 $9.67 $20,110




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 110 0.85 5.90 $11.70 $24,330
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 170 0.81 5.59 $9.69 $20,150
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 360 0.71 4.92 $12.48 $25,970
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 260 0.66 4.59 $10.72 $22,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 510 0.58 4.00 $11.91 $24,770
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 870 0.56 3.89 $16.50 $34,320
Columbia, SC 180 0.48 3.33 $10.65 $22,150
Bakersfield, CA 130 0.43 2.97 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 420 0.37 2.59 $13.66 $28,410
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 420 0.33 2.27 $13.73 $28,550




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 870 0.56 3.89 $16.50 $34,320
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 170 0.15 1.06 $16.03 $33,330
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $15.53 $32,310
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.12 0.83 $15.41 $32,050
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.19 1.33 $14.84 $30,860
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $14.32 $29,780
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 420 0.33 2.27 $13.73 $28,550
Pittsburgh, PA 420 0.37 2.59 $13.66 $28,410
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.47 $28,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.18 $13.42 $27,910

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 2.28 15.74 $12.47 $25,930
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 1.05 7.24 $9.33 $19,400
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.45 3.11 $9.56 $19,890
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 3.94 $9.97 $20,730
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.70 4.82 $9.30 $19,350

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 2.28 15.74 $12.47 $25,930
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.28 8.87 $13.18 $27,410
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.09 7.52 $8.56 $17,800
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 1.05 7.24 $9.33 $19,400
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.99 6.85 $9.34 $19,420

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.72 $32,690
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.93 $31,060
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.76 $14.20 $29,540
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.07 $29,260
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 3.01 $13.59 $28,260


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016