Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,190
25th Percentile Wage
$27,650
50th Percentile Wage
$34,430
75th Percentile Wage
$44,200
90th Percentile Wage
$54,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,190.

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
$34,430
0.99% 13.74%
2016
$34,090
0.88% -
2015
$33,790
1.83% -
2014
$33,170
7.08% -
2013
$30,820
3.63% -
2012
$29,700
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of Texas ranges from $23,940 to $52,250. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Texas is Amarillo with a median annual salary of $52,250. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Texarkana-Texarkana (mean annual salary $46,640). The lowest paying area is El Paso with a median annual salary of $23,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Amarillo
$52,250
Texarkana-Texarkana
$46,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$42,960
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$41,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$40,840
Victoria
$38,550
Waco
$38,190
Midland
$37,500
Fort Worth-Arlington
$37,500
Odessa
$37,440
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$36,690
Laredo
$35,870
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$34,040
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$33,900
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$33,140
Lubbock
$33,100
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$32,920
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$32,370
Tyler
$32,190
San Angelo
$31,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$31,900
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$30,240
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$30,210
Longview
$29,990
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$29,680
Corpus Christi
$29,040
Sherman-Denison
$28,560
Abilene
$28,500
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$27,960
Brownsville-Harlingen
$27,740
Wichita Falls
$27,080
College Station-Bryan
$27,020
El Paso
$23,940




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