Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in Kentucky

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,860
25th Percentile Wage
$24,460
50th Percentile Wage
$29,660
75th Percentile Wage
$36,730
90th Percentile Wage
$44,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $44,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,860.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.55
25th Percentile Wage
$11.76
50th Percentile Wage
$14.26
75th Percentile Wage
$17.66
90th Percentile Wage
$21.47

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $21.47. The median hourly salary is $14.26. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.55.

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
201629,6603.27%5.80%
201528,6903.21%-
201427,770-0.97%-
201328,0400.36%-
201227,940--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of Kentucky ranges from $25,190 to $33,560. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Kentucky is Evansville with a median annual salary of $33,560. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $33,270). The lowest paying area is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Evansville
$33,560
Lexington-Fayette
$33,270
Louisville-Jefferson County
$30,020
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$29,780
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$29,660
Bowling Green
$28,890
Owensboro
$28,530
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$26,840
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$25,190


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