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Highest Paying Cities for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

The top 100 highest paying cities for emergency medical technicians and paramedics (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $86,990, Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington is the highest paying city for emergency medical technicians and paramedics. It is followed by Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington (average annual salary $82,150). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$86,990
50
2 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$82,150
1,800
3 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$81,670
2,030
4 Olympia, Washington
$78,170
110
5 Tacoma, Washington
$74,440
230
6 Anchorage, Alaska
$63,070
100
7 Redding, California
$60,550
80
8 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$58,970
60
9 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$55,290
130
10 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$54,260
710
11 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$51,880
70
12 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$48,030
110
13 New Haven, Connecticut
$47,700
850
14 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$47,020
250
15 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$46,620
190
16 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$46,620
1,110
17 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$46,410
3,080
18 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$45,640
3,260
19 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$45,390
70
20 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$44,930
210
21 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$44,320
2,920
22 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$43,790
970
23 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$43,760
340
24 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$43,750
2,120
25 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$43,720
1,010
26 Tucson, Arizona
$43,600
360
27 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$43,510
760
28 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$43,240
490
29 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$42,960
290
30 Lafayette, Louisiana
$42,460
560
31 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$42,310
220
32 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$42,230
2,020
33 Columbus, Georgia
$41,710
130
34 Springfield, Massachusetts
$41,700
420
35 Billings, Montana
$41,620
30
36 Nashua, New Hampshire
$41,510
60
37 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$41,420
14,450
38 Framingham, Massachusetts
$41,360
360
39 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$41,110
2,440
40 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$41,050
2,910
41 Victoria, Texas
$40,740
100
42 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$40,590
100
43 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$40,440
250
44 Pueblo, Colorado
$40,260
100
45 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$40,180
180
46 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
$40,170
110
47 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$39,870
8,020
48 Pascagoula, Mississippi
$39,710
80
49 Amarillo, Texas
$39,690
160
50 Danbury, Connecticut
$39,650
110
51 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$39,590
1,220
52 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$39,580
120
53 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$39,530
330
54 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$39,150
320
55 Boulder, Colorado
$38,830
130
56 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$38,820
290
57 Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
$38,730
330
58 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$38,560
4,820
59 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$38,430
270
60 Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire
$38,370
110
61 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$38,210
n/a
62 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$38,120
100
63 Wilmington, New Jersey
$38,040
750
64 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$38,000
2,500
65 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$37,990
300
66 Memphis, Tennessee
$37,830
1,290
67 Bend, Oregon
$37,800
40
68 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$37,680
140
69 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
$37,570
200
70 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$37,520
2,040
71 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$37,450
420
72 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$37,360
90
73 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$37,300
330
74 Gary, Indiana
$37,160
260
75 Wilmington, North Carolina
$37,120
350
76 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$37,030
210
77 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$36,980
670
78 Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$36,960
50
79 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$36,820
4,160
80 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$36,810
210
81 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$36,770
180
82 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$36,760
990
83 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$36,700
160
84 Kansas City, Missouri
$36,540
1,520
85 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$36,540
270
86 Huntsville, Alabama
$36,430
200
87 St Joseph, Missouri
$36,420
40
88 Worcester, Massachusetts
$36,400
560
89 Rochester, Minnesota
$36,390
610
90 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$36,380
1,040
91 Sioux City, South Dakota
$36,350
130
92 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Arizona
$36,290
150
93 Fairbanks, Alaska
$36,280
30
94 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$36,280
1,720
95 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$36,210
1,030
96 Central Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$36,090
120
97 Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$36,070
140
98 Asheville, North Carolina
$36,050
620
99 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$36,000
340
100 Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$35,950
730
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