Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,640
25th Percentile Wage
$30,060
50th Percentile Wage
$37,120
75th Percentile Wage
$47,330
90th Percentile Wage
$57,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.81
25th Percentile Wage
$14.45
50th Percentile Wage
$17.85
75th Percentile Wage
$22.76
90th Percentile Wage
$27.86

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.86. The median hourly salary is $17.85. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.81.

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
201637,120-1.54%-1.78%
201537,690-0.56%-
201437,9002.03%-
201337,130-1.75%-
201237,780--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of Massachusetts ranges from $29,240 to $58,970. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Massachusetts is Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,970. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Barnstable Town (mean annual salary $47,020). The lowest paying area is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$58,970
Barnstable Town
$47,020
Springfield
$41,700
Framingham
$41,360
New Bedford
$40,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$36,820
Worcester
$36,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$35,550
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$33,890
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$32,790
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$29,240



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