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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 $72,140, Washington is the highest paying state for emergency medical technicians and paramedics. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $59,790). 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 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
$72,140
$24,410 3,540
2 District of Columbia
$59,790
$33,980 1,440
3 Alaska
$54,290
$34,290 330
4 Connecticut
$45,780
$30,190 3,280
5 New York
$39,730
$23,260 14,740
6 Maryland
$38,690
$25,420 4,750
7 New Hampshire
$38,240
$21,730 1,220
8 Colorado
$37,650
$21,070 4,290
9 Massachusetts
$37,120
$26,640 6,220
10 Louisiana
$36,810
$20,800 2,820
11 Oregon
$36,670
$21,880 1,900
12 Minnesota
$36,560
$19,990 5,190
13 Delaware
$36,440
$26,900 1,450
14 Rhode Island
$36,260
$27,830 720
15 Idaho
$35,060
$20,830 930
16 Wyoming
$34,800
$21,460 710
17 Nevada
$34,540
$20,000 1,590
18 Vermont
$34,260
$25,720 480
19 Texas
$34,090
$21,940 18,630
20 North Carolina
$33,640
$22,800 9,880
21 Maine
$33,530
$21,750 1,620
22 California
$33,220
$22,270 18,110
23 New Mexico
$32,800
$21,270 1,790
24 New Jersey
$32,380
$25,240 7,750
25 Arizona
$32,260
$24,060 4,050
26 Iowa
$32,050
$20,990 2,620
27 North Dakota
$31,850
$16,720 1,040
28 Tennessee
$31,840
$22,330 6,620
29 Indiana
$31,620
$21,160 5,870
30 Mississippi
$31,570
$19,520 2,210
31 Illinois
$31,560
$19,800 12,610
32 Virginia
$31,480
$21,480 5,110
33 Montana
$31,240
$21,030 550
34 Missouri
$31,180
$20,870 6,230
35 Georgia
$31,020
$22,010 9,030
36 South Carolina
$30,770
$21,070 5,110
37 Utah
$30,710
$19,280 1,860
38 Nebraska
$30,690
$21,610 1,120
39 Pennsylvania
$30,480
$20,570 11,770
40 Florida
$30,070
$21,230 10,330
41 Michigan
$29,800
$19,520 6,580
42 Kentucky
$29,660
$19,860 4,770
43 Wisconsin
$29,240
$18,120 6,580
44 Ohio
$28,790
$20,440 11,160
45 South Dakota
$28,380
$21,600 940
46 Oklahoma
$27,510
$17,560 3,460
47 Alabama
$27,470
$18,430 4,010
48 Kansas
$27,470
$18,750 2,730
49 Arkansas
$26,580
$18,070 2,120
50 Guam
$25,590
$21,400 40
51 West Virginia
$25,150
$18,790 2,360
52 Puerto Rico
$20,000
$16,280 2,090
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