The average annual and hourly salaries for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of emergency medical technicians and paramedics among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$22,610|
|25th Percentile Wage||$24,800|
|50th Percentile Wage||$31,140|
|75th Percentile Wage||$43,710|
|90th Percentile Wage||$59,070|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,610.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of California ranges from $22,450 to $61,070. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in California is Santa Cruz-Watsonville with a median annual salary of $61,070. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Redding (mean annual salary $60,990). The lowest paying area is El Centro with a median annual salary of $22,450.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|Yuba City|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |
|Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|El Centro|| |