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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 $84,340, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington is the highest paying city for emergency medical technicians and paramedics. It is followed by Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington (average annual salary $83,690). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$84,340
1,900
2 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$83,690
2,140
3 Olympia, Washington
$82,460
100
4 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$80,880
140
5 Tacoma, Washington
$76,730
240
6 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$67,140
90
7 Bellingham, Washington
$66,430
120
8 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$66,380
60
9 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$61,070
30
10 Redding, California
$60,990
80
11 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$59,860
60
12 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$59,370
60
13 Lewiston, Washington
$58,900
40
14 Salinas, California
$58,250
n/a
15 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$56,460
120
16 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$54,210
580
17 Peabody, Massachusetts
$53,760
160
18 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$52,860
70
19 Amarillo, Texas
$52,250
170
20 Carson City, Nevada
$50,200
60
21 Lawrence, Kansas
$50,150
50
22 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$49,820
180
23 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$49,310
3,140
24 Urban Honolulu, USA
$49,200
780
25 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$49,190
1,030
26 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$48,750
3,330
27 Honolulu, Hawaii
$48,600
680
28 New Haven, Connecticut
$48,500
950
29 Framingham, Massachusetts
$48,150
360
30 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$48,030
110
31 Yuba City, California
$46,760
130
32 Texarkana-Texarkana, Texas
$46,640
80
33 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$46,490
2,700
34 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$46,070
280
35 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$45,530
970
36 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$45,260
960
37 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$44,930
210
38 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$44,110
2,190
39 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$44,020
2,950
40 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$43,820
530
41 Dover-Durham, USA
$43,680
130
42 Jonesboro, Arkansas
$43,630
160
43 Janesville, Wisconsin
$43,430
130
44 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$43,400
320
45 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$42,960
2,440
46 Pueblo, Colorado
$42,870
140
47 Lafayette, Louisiana
$42,460
560
48 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$42,420
1,980
49 Grand Forks, North Dakota
$42,160
70
50 Casper, Wyoming
$42,070
60
51 Ames, Iowa
$42,040
40
52 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$41,690
90
53 Billings, Montana
$41,620
30
54 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$41,490
170
55 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$41,400
1,400
56 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$41,390
14,450
57 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$41,330
9,490
58 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$41,300
830
59 Anchorage, Alaska
$41,280
220
60 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
$41,170
110
61 Greeley, Colorado
$41,090
30
62 Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
$40,990
310
63 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$40,840
4,960
64 Punta Gorda, Florida
$40,630
n/a
65 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$40,590
100
66 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$40,560
150
67 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$40,500
210
68 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$40,440
250
69 Spokane, Washington
$40,390
160
70 Rome, Georgia
$40,310
190
71 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$40,220
1,020
72 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$40,180
140
73 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$40,120
420
74 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$39,900
n/a
75 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$39,870
8,020
76 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$39,830
2,640
77 Pascagoula, Mississippi
$39,710
80
78 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$39,650
1,780
79 Danbury, Connecticut
$39,650
110
80 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$39,580
120
81 Wilmington, North Carolina
$39,560
270
82 Memphis, Tennessee
$39,180
1,110
83 East Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$39,100
180
84 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$38,780
190
85 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$38,710
1,890
86 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$38,710
300
87 Central Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$38,690
120
88 Victoria, Texas
$38,550
120
89 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$38,450
380
90 Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire
$38,370
110
91 Waco, Texas
$38,190
n/a
92 Springfield, Massachusetts
$38,160
410
93 Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$38,010
140
94 Worcester, Massachusetts
$37,890
670
95 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, South Carolina
$37,860
200
96 Wilmington, New Jersey
$37,850
890
97 Tucson, Arizona
$37,810
460
98 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$37,760
190
99 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$37,730
200
100 Fairbanks, Alaska
$37,690
30
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