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 amongst South Carolina 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 South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,230
25th Percentile Wage
$26,040
50th Percentile Wage
$31,230
75th Percentile Wage
$39,250
90th Percentile Wage
$48,640

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 $48,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,230.

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
$31,230
1.47% 1.12%
2016
$30,770
2.66% -
2015
$29,950
0.70% -
2014
$29,740
-0.27% -
2013
$29,820
-3.55% -
2012
$30,880
- -

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 $27,560 to $37,860. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in South Carolina is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway with a median annual salary of $37,860. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill (mean annual salary $36,720). The lowest paying area is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$37,860
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$36,720
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$34,350
Columbia
$31,960
Augusta-Richmond County
$30,760
Florence
$30,640
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$30,310
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$29,910
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$29,780
Anderson
$29,420
Spartanburg
$29,000
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$28,500
Sumter
$27,770
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,560




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