Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic Salary with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) skills (United States)

The average rate for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) skills is $12.67 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) skills Total Pay (?
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$26,594 - $65,272
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MEDIAN: $38,783
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) skills Total Pay (?
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$9.54 - $19.40
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,594 - $65,272  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $608  
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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$21,026 - $49,533  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.54 - $19.40  
   
Overtime
$13.40 - $26.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $608  
   
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).
)
$21,026 - $49,533  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 55 votes.
Gender
Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 28%
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