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 among Virginia metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,300
25th Percentile Wage
$27,010
50th Percentile Wage
$33,110
75th Percentile Wage
$39,440
90th Percentile Wage
$48,430

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 $48,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,300.

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
$33,110
4.92% 9.15%
2016
$31,480
3.53% -
2015
$30,370
-0.89% -
2014
$30,640
1.50% -
2013
$30,180
0.33% -
2012
$30,080
- -

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 $24,630 to $37,280. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $37,280. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Roanoke (mean annual salary $34,350). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$37,280
Roanoke
$34,350
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$34,290
Richmond
$33,850
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$33,140
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$32,950
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$30,980
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$30,900
Lynchburg
$30,710
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$29,860
Harrisonburg
$26,530
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$24,630




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