Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in Puerto Rico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,280
25th Percentile Wage
$17,620
50th Percentile Wage
$20,000
75th Percentile Wage
$24,810
90th Percentile Wage
$29,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $29,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $20,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,280.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$7.83
25th Percentile Wage
$8.47
50th Percentile Wage
$9.61
75th Percentile Wage
$11.93
90th Percentile Wage
$14.23

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $14.23. The median hourly salary is $9.61. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $7.83.

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
201620,000-2.70%-0.25%
201520,5407.01%-
201419,100-0.47%-
201319,190-4.48%-
201220,050--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $17,390 to $21,890. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Puerto Rico is Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1 with a median annual salary of $21,890. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo (mean annual salary $21,540). The lowest paying area is San German-Cabo Rojo with a median annual salary of $17,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1
$21,890
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$21,540
Fajardo
$18,950
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$18,240
Yauco
$17,870
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2
$17,740
Mayaguez
$17,650
San German-Cabo Rojo
$17,390


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