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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of emergency medical technicians and paramedics from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|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 $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|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |