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
$21,320
25th Percentile Wage
$25,590
50th Percentile Wage
$31,770
75th Percentile Wage
$40,360
90th Percentile Wage
$51,130

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 $51,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid emergency medical technicians and paramedics is $21,320.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart 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 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,7702.64%5.67%
201530,9301.16%-
201430,5701.64%-
201330,0700.33%-
201229,970--

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 26 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 offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists industry with an annual salary $44,210. The lowest paying industry is the social assistance industry (annual salary $23,690). For detailed emergency medical technician and paramedics salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$44,210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$42,930
Hospitals - State government owned
$42,820
Outpatient Care Centers
$38,380
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$36,900
Hospitals - Privately owned
$35,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$35,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$35,400
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$35,390
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$35,380
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$34,880
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$34,870
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$34,700
Offices of Physicians
$34,170
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$34,110
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$34,060
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$34,000
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$33,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$32,380
Hospitals - Local government owned
$32,380
Individual and Family Services
$32,250
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$31,700
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$30,540
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$30,380
Ambulance Services
$30,380
Social Assistance
$23,690

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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