Salary for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians

Also known as:  Ambulance Attendant, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Driver, Emergency Medical Services Driver

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These workers drive ambulances, assist in transporting patients to hospitals and assist in transporting patients in and out of the ambulance. This job is not usually dangerous, but it does require that workers spend long periods of time around sick patients in close quarters. These positions usually require a high school diploma or GED. Once hired, a new employee will need up to a year of formal training before beginning work.

An Ambulance Driver or Attendant will most likely earn a pay level somewhere between 16000 and 24000 depending on seniority levels. Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians usually receive wages of Twenty Four Thousand dollars every year.

Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians have the most lucrative average salary level in Nevada, where they can receive average wages of close to about $31600. Employees who work in this job can obtain the highest pay in Retail Trade, where they receive average pay scales of $24940.

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HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.15 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $24,940
Retail Trade $24,560
Health Care and Social Assistance $24,110
Transportation and Warehousing $23,580
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,560
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,560
Transportation and Warehousing $23,580
Health Care and Social Assistance $24,110
Retail Trade $24,560
Public Administration $24,940
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