Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of emergency medical technicians and paramedics among Louisiana 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,800
25th Percentile Wage
$26,440
50th Percentile Wage
$36,810
75th Percentile Wage
$46,570
90th Percentile Wage
$55,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $55,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.00
25th Percentile Wage
$12.71
50th Percentile Wage
$17.70
75th Percentile Wage
$22.39
90th Percentile Wage
$26.62

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.62. The median hourly salary is $17.70. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.00.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
201536,8103.91%0.71%
201435,370-5.71%-
201337,3902.25%-
201236,550--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of Louisiana ranges from $23,490 to $43,240. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $43,240. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Lafayette (mean annual salary $42,460). The lowest paying area is Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $23,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$43,240
Lafayette
$42,460
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$34,640
Baton Rouge
$33,380
Alexandria
$30,790
Shreveport-Bossier City
$25,870
Lake Charles
$25,460
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$25,440
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$23,490



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