The average rate for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic is $11.01 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Total Pay (?
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$19,522 - $46,458
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MEDIAN: $29,611
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Total Pay (?
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$8.68 - $15.17
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,522 - $46,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,037  
Total Pay (?
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$18,917 - $37,688  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,527
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.68 - $15.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $1.16  
Overtime
$11.92 - $22.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,037  
   
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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$18,917 - $37,688  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,527
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Philadelphia
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New York
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San Diego
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Boston
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San Antonio
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Houston
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Los Angeles
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Portland
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Tampa
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National Average
$26,000
Denver
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Detroit
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Chicago
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Indianapolis
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Salaries

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

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

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
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National Average
$26,000
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Gender
Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 36%
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