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 among Texas 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,940
25th Percentile Wage
$27,120
50th Percentile Wage
$34,090
75th Percentile Wage
$42,260
90th Percentile Wage
$51,720

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 $51,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.55
25th Percentile Wage
$13.04
50th Percentile Wage
$16.39
75th Percentile Wage
$20.32
90th Percentile Wage
$24.87

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.87. The median hourly salary is $16.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.55.

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
201634,0900.88%12.88%
201533,7901.83%-
201433,1707.08%-
201330,8203.63%-
201229,700--

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 $26,490 to $41,110. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Texas is Dallas-Plano-Irving with a median annual salary of $41,110. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Victoria (mean annual salary $40,740). The lowest paying area is Wichita Falls with a median annual salary of $26,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$41,110
Victoria
$40,740
Amarillo
$39,690
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$39,590
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$38,560
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$35,950
Lubbock
$35,230
Odessa
$34,580
Laredo
$34,350
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$34,050
Fort Worth-Arlington
$34,010
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$33,690
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$33,110
Texarkana-Texarkana
$32,740
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$32,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$32,440
Tyler
$32,190
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$32,060
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$31,060
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$30,610
El Paso
$30,440
Brownsville-Harlingen
$29,320
Longview
$29,030
College Station-Bryan
$28,870
Corpus Christi
$28,580
Sherman-Denison
$28,150
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$28,060
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$28,020
Abilene
$27,100
Wichita Falls
$26,490



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