In the United States, ambulances transport 18 million patients a year to the Emergency Department.
Of all patients in the Emergency Department, 15% arrive by ambulance.
Of all calls to the 911 Center, 80% are for medical emergencies (the rest are for fire or police).
There are over 20,000 different ambulance systems in the United States. Of these, 40% are based in fire departments, and the rest are private ambulance companies.
There are 80,000 ambulances and 850,000 paramedics in the United States.
How much does an ambulance ride cost? The cost can vary widely, from $220 to $2,200 per transport. The average in the United States is around $1000 per ride. Many ambulance services also charge additional fees for medical supplies and for mileage.
The average salary for a paramedic with a private ambulance company is $32,000 per year. The average salary for a paramedic with the fire department is $50,000 per year.
The average career length for a paramedic with a private ambulance company is 5 years.
Ambulances are involved in 4,500 crashes a year, and result in 30 fatalities.
The revenue of ambulance transportation in the United States is $16 billion per year.