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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic is $11.10 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Salary (?
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$19,858 - $44,998
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MEDIAN: $29,538
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Salary (?
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$8.82 - $15.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,858 - $44,998  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$19,060 - $37,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 397
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.82 - $15.27  
   
Overtime
$12.05 - $22.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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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$19,060 - $37,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,829
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Job Description for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic

Emergency medical technicians, or EMTs, work in an ambulance and respond to emergency situations. An entry-level EMT is also called an EMT-B, which means emergency medical technician-basic.
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Tasks
  • Administer basic first-aid treatment and life-support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital setting.
  • Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, such as stomach suction, airway management or heart monitoring, during ambulance ride.
  • Coordinate work with other emergency medical team members and police and fire department personnel.
  • Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures.
  • Maintain vehicles and medical and communication equipment, and replenish first-aid equipment and supplies.

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Philadelphia
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Dallas
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Boston
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San Diego
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Atlanta
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Houston
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Detroit
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Los Angeles
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San Antonio
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Denver
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National Average
$26,000
Phoenix
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Indianapolis
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Orlando
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Chicago
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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$26,000

Skills That Affect Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
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National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 37%