Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare emergency medical technician and paramedics salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,910
25th Percentile Wage
$26,150
50th Percentile Wage
$32,490
75th Percentile Wage
$40,990
90th Percentile Wage
$51,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) emergency medical technicians and paramedics is $51,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid emergency medical technicians and paramedics is $21,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$32,490
2.22% 7.76%
2016
$31,770
2.64% -
2015
$30,930
1.16% -
2014
$30,570
1.64% -
2013
$30,070
0.33% -
2012
$29,970
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Compare Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in 29 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for emergency medical technician and paramedics occupations is the medical and diagnostic laboratories industry with an annual salary $45,350. The lowest paying industry is the individual and family services industry (annual salary $24,170). For detailed emergency medical technician and paramedics salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$45,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$43,660
Hospitals - State government owned
$43,590
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$42,350
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$41,450
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$39,210
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$39,080
Outpatient Care Centers
$38,500
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$37,430
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$37,400
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$36,900
Hospitals - Privately owned
$36,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$36,290
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$35,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$35,960
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$35,400
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$35,190
Offices of Physicians
$34,840
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$34,110
Hospitals - Local government owned
$33,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$33,500
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$32,280
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$32,150
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$31,010
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$30,830
Ambulance Services
$30,800
Home Health Care Services
$29,600
Social Assistance
$24,630
Individual and Family Services
$24,170

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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