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Ambulance Driver and Attendant Salary Information

The salary statistics of ambulance drivers and attendants are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of ambulance drivers and attendants within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The ambulance drivers and attendants annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Ambulance Driver and Attendant Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,810
25th Percentile Wage
$21,090
50th Percentile Wage
$24,260
75th Percentile Wage
$29,860
90th Percentile Wage
$39,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for ambulance drivers and attendants. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) ambulance drivers and attendants is $39,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,810. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 108% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of ambulance drivers and attendants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$24,260
1.69% 3.38%
2016
$23,850
0.46% -
2015
$23,740
-1.43% -
2014
$24,080
1.95% -
2013
$23,610
0.72% -
2012
$23,440
- -

Table 2. Ambulance Driver and Attendant Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of ambulance drivers and attendants in 6 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for ambulance drivers and attendants occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $27,590. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $24,080).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$27,590
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,250
Federal, State, and Local Government
$25,500
Retail Trade
$25,140
Transportation and Warehousing
$24,540
Health Care and Social Assistance
$24,080

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Ambulance Drivers and Attendants by States

From the above tables we note that not only ambulance drivers and attendants salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of ambulance drivers and attendants in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,980 to $34,890. The highest paying state for ambulance drivers and attendants is Nebraska with a median annual salary of $34,890. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,980. For more salary information of ambulance drivers and attendants profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Nebraska
$34,890
New York
$34,740
North Carolina
$32,860
Connecticut
$31,300
Delaware
$29,110
Massachusetts
$28,660
Maine
$27,960
Indiana
$27,720
Louisiana
$27,130
New Jersey
$26,930
Washington
$26,810
Missouri
$26,630
Minnesota
$26,530
Maryland
$25,770
Oregon
$25,650
Florida
$25,080
Michigan
$25,080
Kansas
$24,970
California
$24,820
Arkansas
$24,810
Iowa
$24,780
Mississippi
$24,640
Rhode Island
$24,140
Kentucky
$23,920
Texas
$23,850
Virginia
$23,790
Georgia
$23,550
South Carolina
$23,550
Pennsylvania
$23,530
South Dakota
$23,150
Oklahoma
$22,990
New Hampshire
$22,900
Alabama
$22,840
Ohio
$22,530
Wisconsin
$22,100
Wyoming
$22,070
Illinois
$21,950
Idaho
$21,840
Nevada
$21,650
Vermont
$21,610
Tennessee
$21,430
Colorado
$21,180
West Virginia
$21,090
Utah
$21,070
Arizona
$20,820
New Mexico
$20,530
North Dakota
$19,180
Montana
$19,040
Puerto Rico
$17,980



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