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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$36,310
75th Percentile Wage
$29,430
50th Percentile Wage
$24,080
25th Percentile Wage
$19,850
10th Percentile Wage
$17,650

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 $36,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,650. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 105% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $24,080 1.99%
2013 $23,610 0.73%
2012 $23,440 2.72%
2011 $22,820 -0.52%
2010 $22,940 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for ambulance drivers and attendants from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 4.97%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.73%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 2.72% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -0.52%.

Table 3. Average Salary of Ambulance Drivers and Attendants vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
$24,080
Bus Drivers
$30,220
Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
$37,470
School or Special Client Bus Drivers
$28,850
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers
$35,330
Driver/Sales Workers
$22,250
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
$39,520

Table 4. Ambulance Driver and Attendant Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of ambulance drivers and attendants in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for ambulance drivers and attendants occupations is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $26,360. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $23,730).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,360
Transportation and Warehousing
$24,220
Health Care and Social Assistance
$24,030
Federal, State, and Local Government
$23,730

Table 5. 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 $17,600 to $33,540. The highest paying state for ambulance drivers and attendants is Nebraska with a median annual salary of $33,540. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,600. 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
$33,540
Washington
$33,370
Maryland
$28,950
Connecticut
$28,660
North Carolina
$28,290
Massachusetts
$28,080
Delaware
$27,210
Maine
$26,080
Pennsylvania
$25,940
Oklahoma
$25,780
New York
$25,740
Idaho
$25,560
New Jersey
$24,800
California
$24,680
Minnesota
$24,470
Arkansas
$24,100
Missouri
$24,070
Texas
$24,050
Alabama
$23,720
Georgia
$23,390
Illinois
$23,180
Oregon
$23,150
Kansas
$22,970
Wisconsin
$22,930
New Mexico
$22,610
New Hampshire
$22,460
Louisiana
$22,260
Florida
$22,220
South Carolina
$21,790
Michigan
$21,710
Nevada
$21,650
Vermont
$21,610
Tennessee
$21,580
Iowa
$21,480
Indiana
$21,360
South Dakota
$20,510
Virginia
$20,100
Arizona
$19,750
Montana
$19,520
Mississippi
$19,170
Colorado
$18,950
Ohio
$18,940
North Dakota
$18,650
Utah
$18,600
West Virginia
$18,460
Puerto Rico
$17,600