The salary statistics of emergency medical technicians and paramedics are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of emergency medical technicians and paramedics within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The emergency medical technicians and paramedics annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) emergency medical technicians and paramedics is $56,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,240. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 165% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for emergency medical technicians and paramedics occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $43,970. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $29,070).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Educational Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
From the above tables we note that not only emergency medical technicians and paramedics salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $20,000 to $72,140. The highest paying state for emergency medical technicians and paramedics is Washington with a median annual salary of $72,140. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $20,000. For more salary information of emergency medical technicians and paramedics profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |