Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare emergency medical technician and paramedics salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,920
25th Percentile Wage
$26,680
50th Percentile Wage
$35,330
75th Percentile Wage
$48,700
90th Percentile Wage
$64,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $64,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid emergency medical technicians and paramedics is $20,920.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,3300.62%1.25%
201535,1100.09%-
201435,080-0.68%-
201335,3201.22%-
201234,890--

Compare Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $60,740. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $34,620). For detailed emergency medical technician and paramedics salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$60,740
State government, including schools and hospitals
$49,650
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$35,330
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$35,050
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$35,030
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$34,620

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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