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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,360
25th Percentile Wage
$20,720
50th Percentile Wage
$23,850
75th Percentile Wage
$28,910
90th Percentile Wage
$35,960

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 $35,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,360. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 95% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of ambulance drivers and attendants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201623,8500.46%1.72%
201523,740-1.43%-
201424,0801.95%-
201323,6100.72%-
201223,440--

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 $23,630).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$27,590
Retail Trade
$25,140
Transportation and Warehousing
$24,900
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,670
Federal, State, and Local Government
$24,040
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,630

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 $17,760 to $30,230. The highest paying state for ambulance drivers and attendants is North Carolina with a median annual salary of $30,230. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,760. 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
North Carolina
$30,230
Delaware
$29,800
Minnesota
$29,540
Connecticut
$29,370
Massachusetts
$27,890
New York
$27,060
Indiana
$26,760
Oregon
$26,640
Maine
$26,560
Alabama
$26,180
Maryland
$26,120
Missouri
$25,920
Washington
$25,400
New Jersey
$25,280
Nebraska
$25,000
Iowa
$24,840
Florida
$24,380
Michigan
$24,250
Louisiana
$24,140
Oklahoma
$24,110
Kansas
$24,010
California
$23,900
Pennsylvania
$23,630
Texas
$23,440
Montana
$23,400
Idaho
$23,150
South Carolina
$23,130
Kentucky
$22,930
New Hampshire
$22,900
Virginia
$22,530
South Dakota
$22,440
Arkansas
$22,230
Tennessee
$22,150
Wyoming
$22,070
Nevada
$21,650
Vermont
$21,610
New Mexico
$21,600
Georgia
$21,410
Mississippi
$21,290
Colorado
$21,180
Illinois
$20,610
Ohio
$20,570
West Virginia
$19,750
Arizona
$19,140
Wisconsin
$18,870
North Dakota
$18,700
Puerto Rico
$17,760


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