How Much Do Ambulance Drivers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Ambulance Drivers and Attendants

Ambulance Drivers and Attendants drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$30700 per year
Hourly wage
$15 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$20,660 to $23,620 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$10 to $11 per hour

Entry-level Ambulance Drivers and Attendants with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $20,660 to $23,620 per year or $10 to $11 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Ambulance Drivers and Attendants to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $20 $41,440
Senior (Top 25%) $16 $32,880
Middle (Mid 50%) $13 $27,930
Junior (Bottom 25%) $11 $23,620
No experience (Bottom 10%) $10 $20,660

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $20 $40,930
AZ $18 $37,140
NY $17 $34,540
WA $17 $34,510
MD $16 $33,860
GA $16 $33,230
MI $16 $33,030
PA $16 $32,920
MA $16 $32,410
OK $16 $32,240

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Ambulance Driver and Attendant is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Ambulance Drivers are in the states of CA, AZ, NY, WA and MD.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $39850 $19.16
Local Government $34780 $16.72
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation $34300 $16.49
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $31200 $15.00
Offices of Physicians $31070 $14.94
Home Health Care Services $31030 $14.92
Facilities Support Services $30730 $14.77
Outpatient Care Centers $30100 $14.47
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $28730 $13.81

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