Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,800
25th Percentile Wage
$27,570
50th Percentile Wage
$33,640
75th Percentile Wage
$39,050
90th Percentile Wage
$47,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.96
25th Percentile Wage
$13.25
50th Percentile Wage
$16.17
75th Percentile Wage
$18.77
90th Percentile Wage
$22.93

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.93. The median hourly salary is $16.17. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.96.

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
201633,6403.39%7.28%
201532,5001.94%-
201431,8702.32%-
201331,130-0.19%-
201231,190--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of North Carolina ranges from $28,900 to $37,120. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in North Carolina is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $37,120. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Asheville (mean annual salary $36,050). The lowest paying area is Winston-Salem with a median annual salary of $28,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wilmington
$37,120
Asheville
$36,050
Durham-Chapel Hill
$35,910
Greenville
$35,380
Raleigh-Cary
$34,940
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$34,410
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$33,590
Fayetteville
$33,410
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$32,050
Greensboro-High Point
$31,660
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$30,160
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$29,500
Winston-Salem
$28,900



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