Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of emergency medical technicians and paramedics amongst Pennsylvania 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,840
25th Percentile Wage
$25,270
50th Percentile Wage
$30,530
75th Percentile Wage
$38,420
90th Percentile Wage
$49,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$30,530
0.16% 1.47%
2016
$30,480
2.07% -
2015
$29,850
-0.17% -
2014
$29,900
-1.00% -
2013
$30,200
0.40% -
2012
$30,080
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $22,560 to $35,880. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $35,880. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Pittsburgh (mean annual salary $33,150). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$35,880
Pittsburgh
$33,150
York-Hanover
$33,120
Lancaster
$33,030
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$32,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$32,550
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$32,210
Philadelphia
$31,640
State College
$29,690
Reading
$28,590
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$28,300
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$28,220
Erie
$28,040
Johnstown
$26,640
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$26,430
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$25,880
Altoona
$25,540
Williamsport
$24,940
Lebanon
$23,880
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$23,740
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$22,560




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