Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of emergency medical technicians and paramedics amongst Iowa areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,990
25th Percentile Wage
$25,620
50th Percentile Wage
$32,050
75th Percentile Wage
$40,120
90th Percentile Wage
$49,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.09
25th Percentile Wage
$12.32
50th Percentile Wage
$15.41
75th Percentile Wage
$19.29
90th Percentile Wage
$23.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.72. The median hourly salary is $15.41. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.09.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201632,0503.28%0.16%
201531,000-1.23%-
201431,3801.85%-
201330,800-3.90%-
201232,000--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of Iowa ranges from $26,240 to $36,000. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $36,000. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $34,630). The lowest paying area is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $26,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$36,000
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$34,630
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$33,890
Iowa City
$33,240
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$32,720
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$29,980
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$29,830
Dubuque
$28,840
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$28,350
Cedar Rapids
$26,240


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