Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,060
25th Percentile Wage
$41,900
50th Percentile Wage
$76,040
75th Percentile Wage
$92,990
90th Percentile Wage
$101,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,060.

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
$76,040
5.13% 44.49%
2016
$72,140
26.46% -
2015
$53,050
5.26% -
2014
$50,260
-2.51% -
2013
$51,520
18.07% -
2012
$42,210
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in state of Washington ranges from $25,570 to $84,340. The highest paying area for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $84,340. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $83,690). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$84,340
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$83,690
Olympia
$82,460
Bremerton-Silverdale
$80,880
Tacoma
$76,730
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$67,140
Bellingham
$66,430
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$66,380
Lewiston
$58,900
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$49,190
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$48,030
Spokane
$40,390
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$38,690
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$35,240
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$32,520
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$25,570




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