Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,480
25th Percentile Wage
$25,890
50th Percentile Wage
$31,480
75th Percentile Wage
$38,710
90th Percentile Wage
$48,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $48,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,480.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.33
25th Percentile Wage
$12.45
50th Percentile Wage
$15.14
75th Percentile Wage
$18.61
90th Percentile Wage
$23.08

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.08. The median hourly salary is $15.14. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.33.

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
201631,4803.53%4.45%
201530,370-0.89%-
201430,6401.50%-
201330,1800.33%-
201230,080--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of Virginia ranges from $24,860 to $34,560. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Virginia is Roanoke with a median annual salary of $34,560. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $34,100). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Roanoke
$34,560
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$34,100
Charlottesville
$33,520
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$33,080
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$32,780
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$32,330
Richmond
$30,680
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$27,500
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$24,860


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