Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of emergency medical technicians and paramedics amongst Colorado metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,070
25th Percentile Wage
$29,230
50th Percentile Wage
$37,650
75th Percentile Wage
$53,400
90th Percentile Wage
$72,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,070.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.13
25th Percentile Wage
$14.06
50th Percentile Wage
$18.10
75th Percentile Wage
$25.67
90th Percentile Wage
$34.76

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.76. The median hourly salary is $18.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.13.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,6503.59%5.18%
201536,3002.62%-
201435,3500.82%-
201335,060-1.83%-
201235,700--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of Colorado ranges from $19,450 to $43,760. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,760. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $42,230). The lowest paying area is West Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$43,760
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$42,230
Pueblo
$40,260
Boulder
$38,830
Fort Collins-Loveland
$36,810
Grand Junction
$35,490
Colorado Springs
$30,570
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$28,950
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$24,990
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$19,450


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