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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,370
25th Percentile Wage
$17,670
50th Percentile Wage
$19,950
75th Percentile Wage
$24,620
90th Percentile Wage
$29,740

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 $29,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,370.

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
$19,950
-0.25% -0.50%
2016
$20,000
-2.70% -
2015
$20,540
7.01% -
2014
$19,100
-0.47% -
2013
$19,190
-4.48% -
2012
$20,050
- -

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 $17,580 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 $21,360). The lowest paying area is Ponce with a median annual salary of $17,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1
$21,890
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$21,360
Fajardo
$18,950
Mayaguez
$18,240
Yauco
$17,870
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$17,820
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2
$17,740
San German-Cabo Rojo
$17,610
Ponce
$17,580




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