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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,230
25th Percentile Wage
$24,190
50th Percentile Wage
$31,620
75th Percentile Wage
$45,200
90th Percentile Wage
$83,280

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 $83,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,230.

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
$31,620
0.19% -30.08%
2016
$31,560
-1.96% -
2015
$32,180
-25.54% -
2014
$40,400
-6.31% -
2013
$42,950
4.24% -
2012
$41,130
- -

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 $25,060 to $36,520. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Illinois is Danville with a median annual salary of $36,520. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $35,650). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $25,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Danville
$36,520
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$35,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$35,200
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$30,880
Champaign-Urbana
$29,990
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$29,750
Rockford
$29,740
Peoria
$28,810
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$28,300
Bloomington-Normal
$26,740
Decatur
$25,190
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$25,120
Springfield
$25,060




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