An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic earns an average wage of $13.75 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic Total Pay (?
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$24,585 - $57,968
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MEDIAN: $36,513
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic Total Pay (?
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$9.74 - $19.49
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,585 - $57,968  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $514  
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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$21,224 - $51,507  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $19.49  
   
Overtime
$14.40 - $29.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $514  
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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$21,224 - $51,507  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,321
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Job Description for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedics are the medical personnel that hold perhaps the most vital position in emergency medical care. Without their expertise, far more people would die before even making it to a hospital for treatment. While EMTs/Paramedics are not usually technically medical doctors, they can be thought of much as mobile emergency doctors. They are trained in all fields of personal injury and medical conditions.
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic Tasks
  • Maintain vehicles and medical and communication equipment, and replenish first-aid equipment and supplies.
  • Coordinate work with other emergency medical team members and police and fire department personnel.
  • Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, such as stomach suction, airway management or heart monitoring, during ambulance ride.
  • Administer complex first-aid treatment and life-support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital setting.
  • Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures.
Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Austin
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New York
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$33,000
San Diego
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Chicago
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Denver
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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$33,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic Salaries

National Average
$33,000
Emergency/Trauma
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%
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