Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Skills Salary

An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) skills earns an average wage of $12.97 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$24,019 - $61,277
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$36K
$61K
MEDIAN: $36,455
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$9.79 - $18.24
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MEDIAN: $12.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,019 - $61,277  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $3,452  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,230 - $48,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $18.24  
   
Overtime
$13.53 - $26.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $3,452  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$22,230 - $48,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 321

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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic

Pay by Experience for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic has a positive trend. An entry-level Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 253 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 64 salaries. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 29 salaries.

Key Stats for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 38%