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Highest Paying States for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $76,040, Washington is the highest paying state for emergency medical technicians and paramedics. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $60,100). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Washington
$76,040
$25,060 3,570
2 District of Columbia
$60,100
$33,890 1,560
3 Alaska
$50,500
$27,540 440
4 Hawaii
$50,000
$35,090 840
5 Connecticut
$47,360
$31,860 3,320
6 Maryland
$41,940
$28,150 4,690
7 New York
$40,260
$24,780 15,290
8 Oregon
$38,370
$22,050 2,080
9 Minnesota
$37,860
$22,200 5,280
10 Colorado
$37,650
$21,170 4,220
11 Delaware
$37,020
$28,310 1,310
12 Massachusetts
$36,830
$26,790 6,210
13 Louisiana
$36,810
$20,800 2,820
14 Arizona
$36,780
$23,760 3,460
15 Rhode Island
$36,290
$26,810 590
16 New Hampshire
$35,670
$24,940 1,270
17 Mississippi
$35,140
$20,270 2,160
18 North Carolina
$34,620
$23,640 9,880
19 Texas
$34,430
$23,190 20,250
20 Maine
$34,370
$22,770 1,750
21 Wyoming
$34,350
$18,930 690
22 Nevada
$34,160
$21,910 1,830
23 Vermont
$33,920
$25,020 490
24 Nebraska
$33,630
$22,230 630
25 Idaho
$33,600
$19,260 1,110
26 Iowa
$33,240
$21,210 2,420
27 Virginia
$33,110
$22,300 5,880
28 New Jersey
$32,920
$25,800 8,180
29 New Mexico
$32,910
$20,790 1,570
30 Tennessee
$32,460
$22,700 7,040
31 Missouri
$32,170
$20,770 7,010
32 Utah
$32,070
$19,220 1,950
33 Indiana
$31,970
$21,690 5,990
34 Michigan
$31,650
$20,480 6,850
35 Illinois
$31,620
$20,230 12,110
36 Florida
$31,570
$21,780 11,210
37 Georgia
$31,470
$22,260 9,650
38 South Carolina
$31,230
$21,230 5,180
39 California
$31,140
$22,610 19,660
40 Wisconsin
$31,110
$19,600 6,380
41 Pennsylvania
$30,530
$20,840 12,060
42 Montana
$30,070
$20,440 700
43 Kentucky
$29,570
$20,030 4,600
44 Alabama
$29,470
$19,080 3,920
45 North Dakota
$29,440
$17,140 950
46 Ohio
$29,350
$20,700 10,490
47 Kansas
$28,220
$18,650 3,000
48 South Dakota
$27,950
$21,410 1,000
49 Oklahoma
$27,360
$17,840 3,270
50 Arkansas
$27,220
$18,660 2,400
51 West Virginia
$26,720
$19,420 2,160
52 Guam
$25,590
$21,400 40
53 Puerto Rico
$19,950
$16,370 2,050
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