Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,070
25th Percentile Wage
$25,950
50th Percentile Wage
$30,770
75th Percentile Wage
$38,500
90th Percentile Wage
$48,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $48,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,070.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.13
25th Percentile Wage
$12.47
50th Percentile Wage
$14.79
75th Percentile Wage
$18.51
90th Percentile Wage
$23.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.21. The median hourly salary is $14.79. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.13.

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
201630,7702.66%-0.36%
201529,9500.70%-
201429,740-0.27%-
201329,820-3.55%-
201230,880--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of South Carolina ranges from $27,770 to $35,890. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $35,890. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway (mean annual salary $35,530). The lowest paying area is Sumter with a median annual salary of $27,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$35,890
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$35,530
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$34,350
Augusta-Richmond County
$33,210
Columbia
$32,920
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$30,860
Florence
$30,080
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$29,690
Anderson
$29,420
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$29,390
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$29,040
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,930
Sumter
$27,770



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