Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of emergency medical technicians and paramedics among Illinois 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,800
25th Percentile Wage
$23,990
50th Percentile Wage
$31,560
75th Percentile Wage
$47,780
90th Percentile Wage
$89,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $89,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.52
25th Percentile Wage
$11.54
50th Percentile Wage
$15.17
75th Percentile Wage
$22.97
90th Percentile Wage
$43.03

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.03. The median hourly salary is $15.17. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.52.

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
201631,560-1.96%-30.32%
201532,180-25.54%-
201440,400-6.31%-
201342,9504.24%-
201241,130--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of Illinois ranges from $26,190 to $35,230. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $35,230. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $35,050). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $26,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$35,230
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$35,050
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$31,150
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$30,660
Rockford
$29,730
Champaign-Urbana
$29,550
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$27,950
Peoria
$27,410
Bloomington-Normal
$26,740
Springfield
$26,430
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$26,190


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