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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$21,780|
|25th Percentile Wage||$25,670|
|50th Percentile Wage||$31,570|
|75th Percentile Wage||$38,320|
|90th Percentile Wage||$48,910|
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 $48,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,780.
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 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 $49,820. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Florida is Naples-Marco Island with a median annual salary of $49,820. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Punta Gorda (mean annual salary $40,630). The lowest paying area is Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,920.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Naples-Marco Island|| |
|Punta Gorda|| |
|Sebastian-Vero Beach|| |
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers|| |
|West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach|| |
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach|| |
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent|| |
|Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater|| |
|Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach|| |
|South Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota|| |
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach|| |
|Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach|| |
|Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville|| |
|Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall|| |
|Lakeland-Winter Haven|| |
|Port St Lucie|| |
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin|| |
|Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |