An Entry-Level Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic earns an average wage of $11.63 per hour. A skill in Critical Care is associated with high pay for this job.

$19,699 - $40,845
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$41K
MEDIAN: $29,554
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$9.24 - $15.02
(Median)
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,699 - $40,845  
   
Bonus
$49.66 - $3,020  
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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$19,934 - $36,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $15.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37  
Overtime
$12.36 - $21.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$49.66 - $3,020  
   
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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$19,934 - $36,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,327
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic in Portland:
To Treat the Patient by the way they appear, and to there signs and symptoms that they acknowledge or show and not what the monitor always says. Treat the Patient as though it was one of your own family members, friends, or how you would want to be treated in there situation. WHEN IN DOUBT ASK FOR HELP!

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

Critical Care
up arrow 12%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 3%

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$26,000

CPR
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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