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 cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,210
25th Percentile Wage
$26,150
50th Percentile Wage
$33,240
75th Percentile Wage
$41,140
90th Percentile Wage
$49,620

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 $49,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,210.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$33,240
3.58% 3.73%
2016
$32,050
3.28% -
2015
$31,000
-1.23% -
2014
$31,380
1.85% -
2013
$30,800
-3.90% -
2012
$32,000
- -

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 $28,550 to $42,040. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Iowa is Ames with a median annual salary of $42,040. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $37,120). The lowest paying area is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $28,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ames
$42,040
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$37,120
Iowa City
$35,480
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$35,030
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$32,720
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$32,630
Dubuque
$31,210
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$30,010
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$29,980
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$28,670
Cedar Rapids
$28,550




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