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Highest Paying Industries for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

The top 100 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $58,610, chemical manufacturing is the highest paying industry for emergency medical technicians and paramedics. It is followed by medical and diagnostic laboratories industry (average annual salary $55,460). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Chemical Manufacturing
$58,610
50
2 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$55,460
n/a
3 Mining
$54,600
n/a
4 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$54,380
50
5 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,130
1,240
6 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$52,630
60
7 State government, including schools and hospitals
$49,400
2,310
8 Air Transportation
$49,070
100
9 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,570
60
10 Manufacturing
$42,820
200
11 Facilities Support Services
$41,590
50
12 Educational Services - Local government owned
$41,560
100
13 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$40,700
320
14 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$40,330
130
15 Educational Services - State government owned
$40,060
330
16 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$39,990
370
17 Educational Services
$38,890
580
18 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$38,820
40
19 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$38,170
50
20 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$37,580
60
21 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$37,550
80
22 Scientific Research and Development Services
$37,550
80
23 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$36,850
400
24 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,620
n/a
25 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$36,550
420
26 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$36,440
740
27 Hospitals - State government owned
$36,390
740
28 Educational Services - Privately owned
$36,070
150
29 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$35,930
110
30 Technical and Trade Schools
$35,930
110
31 Offices of Physicians
$35,510
1,450
32 Home Health Care Services
$35,130
n/a
33 Other Support Services
$35,120
2,470
34 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$35,080
66,710
35 Federal, State, and Local Government
$35,080
66,710
36 Hospitals - Privately owned
$35,050
29,970
37 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$35,030
29,380
38 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$34,740
65,470
39 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$34,570
76,790
40 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$34,400
190
41 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$34,400
560
42 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,380
3,860
43 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$34,290
190
44 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$34,290
39,410
45 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$34,260
38,800
46 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$34,240
74,490
47 Administrative and Support Services
$34,220
3,800
48 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$33,780
520
49 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$33,590
100
50 Food Manufacturing
$33,580
40
51 Outpatient Care Centers
$33,520
1,390
52 Temporary Help Services
$33,390
230
53 Gambling Industries
$33,160
450
54 Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services
$32,880
420
55 Investigation and Security Services
$32,880
420
56 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$32,700
40
57 Individual and Family Services
$32,250
n/a
58 Social Assistance
$32,220
n/a
59 Casino Hotels
$31,570
110
60 Employment Services
$31,460
840
61 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$31,350
8,680
62 Hospitals - Local government owned
$31,350
8,690
63 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$31,260
130
64 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$30,900
190
65 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$30,900
1,020
66 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$30,680
290
67 Health Care and Social Assistance
$30,570
160,350
68 Traveler Accommodation
$30,420
130
69 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$30,260
1,760
70 Accommodation
$30,150
130
71 Accommodation and Food Services
$30,150
130
72 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$29,790
710
73 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$29,600
120,490
74 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$29,490
680
75 Ambulance Services
$29,460
116,140
76 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$29,460
116,690
77 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$29,380
180
78 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$29,360
560
79 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$29,030
100
80 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$29,000
540
81 Transportation and Warehousing
$28,970
1,060
82 Spectator Sports
$28,790
580
83 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$28,390
40
84 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$28,390
40
85 Personal and Laundry Services
$28,360
n/a
86 Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$28,180
880
87 Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$28,180
880
88 Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$27,940
n/a
89 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$24,030
480
90 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$22,830
40
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