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Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,880
25th Percentile Wage
$26,470
50th Percentile Wage
$33,380
75th Percentile Wage
$43,390
90th Percentile Wage
$56,990

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 $56,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,880. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 160% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$33,380
2.13% 7.07%
2016
$32,670
2.11% -
2015
$31,980
0.88% -
2014
$31,700
1.36% -
2013
$31,270
0.80% -
2012
$31,020
- -

Table 2. Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in 14 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 mining sector with an annual salary $55,550. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $29,690).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$55,550
Construction
$43,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$41,420
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$38,160
Manufacturing
$36,740
Educational Services
$36,670
Federal, State, and Local Government
$35,940
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$35,230
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$33,490
Health Care and Social Assistance
$32,490
Accommodation and Food Services
$32,280
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$31,530
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$30,890
Transportation and Warehousing
$29,690

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics by States

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 $19,950 to $76,040. The highest paying state for emergency medical technicians and paramedics is Washington with a median annual salary of $76,040. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,950. 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
Washington
$76,040
District of Columbia
$60,100
Alaska
$50,500
Hawaii
$50,000
Connecticut
$47,360
Maryland
$41,940
New York
$40,260
Oregon
$38,370
Minnesota
$37,860
Colorado
$37,650
Delaware
$37,020
Massachusetts
$36,830
Louisiana
$36,810
Arizona
$36,780
Rhode Island
$36,290
New Hampshire
$35,670
Mississippi
$35,140
North Carolina
$34,620
Texas
$34,430
Maine
$34,370
Wyoming
$34,350
Nevada
$34,160
Vermont
$33,920
Nebraska
$33,630
Idaho
$33,600
Iowa
$33,240
Virginia
$33,110
New Jersey
$32,920
New Mexico
$32,910
Tennessee
$32,460
Missouri
$32,170
Utah
$32,070
Indiana
$31,970
Michigan
$31,650
Illinois
$31,620
Florida
$31,570
Georgia
$31,470
South Carolina
$31,230
California
$31,140
Wisconsin
$31,110
Pennsylvania
$30,530
Montana
$30,070
Kentucky
$29,570
Alabama
$29,470
North Dakota
$29,440
Ohio
$29,350
Kansas
$28,220
South Dakota
$27,950
Oklahoma
$27,360
Arkansas
$27,220
West Virginia
$26,720
Guam
$25,590
Puerto Rico
$19,950



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