Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in Oklahoma

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,560
25th Percentile Wage
$21,090
50th Percentile Wage
$27,510
75th Percentile Wage
$34,400
90th Percentile Wage
$45,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $45,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $27,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,560.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.44
25th Percentile Wage
$10.14
50th Percentile Wage
$13.23
75th Percentile Wage
$16.54
90th Percentile Wage
$21.78

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $21.78. The median hourly salary is $13.23. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.44.

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
201627,510-2.36%-9.31%
201528,160-2.70%-
201428,920-2.21%-
201329,560-1.73%-
201230,070--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some Oklahoma cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of Oklahoma ranges from $18,800 to $37,990. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Oklahoma is Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,990. The second highest paying city/area in Oklahoma State is Fort Smith (mean annual salary $31,800). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$37,990
Fort Smith
$31,800
Oklahoma City
$31,370
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$28,720
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$26,930
Tulsa
$26,500
Lawton
$24,780
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$18,800


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