Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of emergency medical technicians and paramedics among Florida cities 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 Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,230
25th Percentile Wage
$24,590
50th Percentile Wage
$30,070
75th Percentile Wage
$37,010
90th Percentile Wage
$45,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $45,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.21
25th Percentile Wage
$11.82
50th Percentile Wage
$14.46
75th Percentile Wage
$17.79
90th Percentile Wage
$21.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $21.97. The median hourly salary is $14.46. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.21.

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
201630,0701.93%-0.93%
201529,490-2.98%-
201430,3700.49%-
201330,220-0.43%-
201230,350--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of Florida ranges from $22,920 to $36,980. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Florida is Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford with a median annual salary of $36,980. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Ocala (mean annual salary $34,590). The lowest paying area is Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$36,980
Ocala
$34,590
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$32,830
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$32,680
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$31,950
Tallahassee
$31,550
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$30,160
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$28,990
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$28,940
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$28,760
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$28,570
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$28,550
Jacksonville
$28,480
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$28,300
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$27,880
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$27,600
Port St Lucie
$26,680
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$22,920


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