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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,570
25th Percentile Wage
$25,360
50th Percentile Wage
$30,480
75th Percentile Wage
$39,220
90th Percentile Wage
$50,500

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 $50,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,570.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.89
25th Percentile Wage
$12.19
50th Percentile Wage
$14.65
75th Percentile Wage
$18.86
90th Percentile Wage
$24.28

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.28. The median hourly salary is $14.65. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.89.

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
201630,4802.07%1.31%
201529,850-0.17%-
201429,900-1.00%-
201330,2000.40%-
201230,080--

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 $19,820 to $37,520. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $37,520. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (mean annual salary $36,380). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$37,520
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$36,380
Philadelphia
$33,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$33,630
York-Hanover
$32,950
Lancaster
$31,370
Pittsburgh
$31,330
Williamsport
$31,190
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$31,170
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,100
Reading
$30,070
State College
$29,690
Altoona
$29,080
Erie
$28,040
Johnstown
$27,260
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$27,110
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$25,760
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$24,730
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$23,740
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,820


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